An empty triplex near the intersection of Sawtelle and Santa Monica Boulevards could make way for apartments, according to an application recently submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The property, located at 1656 Sawtelle Boulevard, was vacated via the Ellis Act in 2016.  Plans call for razing the existing single-story structure to make way for a new building containing 33 apartments - including four priced for very low-income affordable housing.

A permit filings with the Department of Building and Safety describes the project as a six-story mixed-use development seated atop two levels of basement parking.

City records list the project applicant as a limited liability company managed by attorney Ramin Soofer.

The proposed development would rise immediately south of a five-story, 48-unit apartment complex that is currently under construction.