A small commercial building in Westchester could make way for a mixed-use development, according to plans recently submitted to the City of Los Angeles for approval.

The project site, located at 7111-7115 W. Manchester Avenue, sits one block east of the intersection of Manchester and Lincoln Boulevard.  An entity affiliated with Los Angeles-based Viridium Group has filed an application with the Planning Department to redevelop the site with a six-story building featuring 25 one-bedroom apartments - including three very low-income affordable units - above 499 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a 24-car garage.

Intuarch is designing the proposed development, which would consist of five levels of wood-frame construction above a concrete podium.  Architectural plans show a contemporary low-rise building capped with a rooftop amenity deck.

The project site is located on the same block as a new development of four small lot homes where construction has progressed slowly over the past three years.

The property is also located along a stretch of Manchester Avenue which could potentially see new zoning through the pending update of the Westchester - Playa del Rey Community Plan.  City officials hope to encourage pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use buildings along the corridor - similar to the project planned at 7111-7115 Manchester.