A vacant restaurant near the L.A. Waterfront could be redeveloped with a multifamily residential complex, according to an application submitted yesterday to the City of Los Angeles.

The approximately 33,000-square-foot property, located at 511 S. Harbor Boulevard, was most recently occupied by a Grinder restaurant.  An entity affiliated with Galaxy Commercial Holdings has filed plans to raze the existing one-story structure to make way for the construction of a 137-unit apartment building featuring 16 units set aside for very low-income households.

Requested entitlements for the project include density bonus incentives to reduce required rear- and side-yard setbacks, as well as waivers for height and parking requirements.  The applicant has also requested a 20 percent reduction in the amount of publicly accessible open space that would normally be required by the San Pedro Community Plan.

The project site abuts a 375-unit apartment complex currently being built by Holland Partner Group, and is located a block east of the Vue apartment towers, which was also developed by Galaxy Commercial Holdings.

The San Pedro restaurant is not the only former Grinder slated for redevelopment - the erstwhile Westchester location is slated to make way for an 86-unit apartment complex.