A presentation given earlier this week to the Echo Park Neighborhood Council's Planning & Land Use Committee gives a first look at a mixed-use development planned near the corner of Temple and Alvarado Streets.

The Alvarado Temple Apartments, slated for an approximately 19,000-square-foot site at 418-430 N. Alvarado Street, calls for razing two existing dwellings to make way for the construction of a five-story, 73-unit apartment complex featuring 530 units of ground-floor retail space and parking for 86 vehicles.

Architect Alan Boivin is designing the project, which would include a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, in addition to open spaces such as a courtyard, a gym, a recreation room, and two roof decks.

A timeline for the project is not stated in presentation materials.

Just around the block from Temple and Alvarado, Trammell Crow Residential recently built a larger 200-unit apartment complex which also features street-level retail and restaurant space.