A trio of single-family homes located a block west of Metro's Vermont/Santa Monica subway station in East Hollywood could be redeveloped with apartments, per an application submitted last week to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

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Uncommon Developers, the applicant behind the proposed complex just north of the L.A. City College campus at 1017-1027 N. Berendo Street, is seeking approvals for the construction of a five-story edifice featuring 69 residential units above parking for 36 vehicles. Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans.

Requested entitlements for the project include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, permitting a larger structure than otherwise allowed under zoning regulations. In exchange, the developers would set aside eight of the new apartments for rent as extremely low-income affordable housing.

Works Progress Architecture is designing 1017-1027 N. Berendo, which is depicted in a rendering as a contemporary low-rise structure with an exterior of ceramic-coated panels and painted stucco. Plans show a U-shaped footprint wrapping a central courtyard, as well as amenity decks on the roof level and above a second-story setback.

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The project is the latest in a recent series of new developments in the works near Vermont/Santa Monica Station, joining a new affordable housing complex now rising next to its entrance on Santa Monica Boulevard, as well as a 177-unit mixed-use building from Jamison Services under construction one block east. A third mixed-income project is also planned at the southwest corner of Santa Monica and New Hampshire Avenue.

Uncommon Developers, based in Van Nuys, has previously developed 24 - a office and residential campus at a former L.A. Times printing plant in Chatsworth, which is now home to toymaker MGA Entertainment. The company’s other projects include a 52-unit apartment building now rising near the L.A. River in Frogtown, as well as a 57-unit building slated for the Beverly Grove neighborhood.