At a ceremony held last week, Trammell Crow Company subsidiary High Street Residential commenced work on a new multifamily residential complex near the L.A. Waterfront in San Pedro.

Vivo on Harbor, a joint venture with Principal Asset Management, will rise from a property located at 511 S. Harbor Boulevard, replacing a shuttered building that was once home to a Grinder restaurant. Plans call for the construction of an eight-story building featuring 137 studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings above 1,488 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

Groundbreaking ceremony for VivoGary Leonard

Project entitlements, which were secured by Galaxy Commercial Holdings, include density bonus incentives permitting a larger structure than otherwise allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, 16 of the new apartments will be set aside as affordable housing at the very low-income level.

Designed by KFA Architecture, with Duane Border Design serving as landscape architect, the contemporary podium-type building will feature outdoor balconies along its exterior, as well as a rooftop clubhouse and terrace deck. Other common spaces will include co-working space, a courtyard deck, a fitness center, and on-site parking.

Other members of the project team include general contractor Snyder Langston and engineering firms DFDA and VCA. Comerica Bank provided construction financing for Vivo.

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Completion of the apartment complex is expected in late 2024.

Construction of Vivo follows a wave of public and private investments in San Pedro over the past few years, including the $36-million waterfront promenade, a new plaza in the works at Harbor and 6th Street, and a larger 375-unti apartment complex on Palos Verdes Street. Construction recently commenced for the West Harbor development, a sprawling project that will bring new shops, restaurants, and a 6,200-seat amphitheater to the former Ports O' Call property.