A new development of multifamily housing could rise just south of Beverly Boulevard in Westlake, according to an application submitted last week to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The proposed project, slated for a roughly half-acre site at 139 S. Occidental Boulevard, calls for the construction of a six-story edifice featuring 74 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above subterranean parking for 79 vehicles.

Requested entitlements for the project include Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting increased density and reductions to required setbacks and on-site open space.  In exchange, nine apartments would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing - replacing 70 percent of units at the rent-stabilized building which previously occupied the project site.

MiKA Design Group is the architect of the proposed development, which is depicted in renderings as a contemporary low-rise structure.  Architectural plans show that on-site amenities would include a central courtyard and a ground-level fitness room.

City records list the project applicant as an entity called Spudland, LLC.  The property is owned by Peter Wilson.

Across the street from the proposed development, a similar apartment complex is planned at 154 S. Occidental Boulevard.