An entity tied to prominent Downtown landlord Izek Shomof has filed revised plans for a mixed-use development near the Gold Line in Chinatown.

The project, which would replace a small commercial building at the corner of North Spring and Alpine Streets,  calls for the construction of a seven-story building featuring 153 residential units above 2,499 square feet of ground-floor retail uses and two levels of basement parking.  This represents an increase from an initial filing for the development in 2016, when the mid-rise structure was proposed with just 122 apartments.

The earlier proposal was designed by GMPA Architects.  Renderings showed a contemporary mid-rise structure featuring a rooftop deck.

Shomof has turned to the City of Los Angeles' Transit Oriented Communities guidelines to facilitate the project, which will allow for relief from certain zoning restrictions in exchange for setting aside some of the proposed apartments as affordable housing.  The earlier proposal had utilized density bonus incentives, which also allow projects to exceed typical zoning standards, but provide slower processing times.

The project at 211 Alpine is one of a handful of similar mid-rise developments planned for Chinatown, including the 770-unit College Station mixed-use complex.  More recently, high-rise towers have been proposed for properties on Broadway and Spring Street.

Rendering of the original submission for 211 Alpine. Image via GMPA Architects.
211 W. Alpine Street. Image via Google Maps.

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.