A pair of early 20th-century apartment buildings has bit the dust in Westlake, allowing a modern mixed-use development to rise in their place.

The property, located just outside the Downtown freeway ring at 1312-1320 W. 8th Street, is slated for a six-story building featuring 36 apartments - including three for very low-income households - above 2,800 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  Plans also call for 50 parking spaces, as well as an amenity deck at the roof level.

A conceptual rendering posted to LoopNet shows a nondescript mid-rise structure wrapped in stone, stucco, and glass.

Just north along Hartford Avenue, a similar multifamily residential development is now wrapping up construction.

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Highland Park Senior Housing Project Faces Appeal

Plans call for a three-story building with 17 residential units.

This week, the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will take up an appeal of the St. Mary Senior Citizen Housing Project, a proposed senior apartment building in Highland Park. The project, the applicant for which is listed as the Presiding priest of the Holy Virgin Mary, calls for the construction of a three-story, 17-unit development at 767 N. Avenue 50.