A small commercial building in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood could make way for a mixed-use development serving special needs persons, according to plans filed earlier this week with the City of Los Angeles.

ETTA, a non-profit service provider specializing in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has proposed the construction of an apartment complex at 9224 W. Pico Boulevard, providing 64 apartments - including eight apartments for very low-income households - with ground-floor retail space and parking for 103 vehicles.

A project description indicates that the building would utilize density bonus incentives to build as tall as 76 feet in height, as well as waive required rear-yard setbacks and limits on floor area.  ETTA has also requested a master conditional use permit to allow for alcohol sales in three or more restaurants at the property's ground floor.

The site of the proposed development sits less than a half-mile west of a senior affordable housing complex now being built by Mercy Housing of California and a proposed 136-room hotel on Robertson Boulevard.