Developer Safco Capital has once again beaten an appeal seeking to block the construction of housing and commercial space on an empty lot just south of MacArthur Park.
The proposed project, which would rise at the northwest corner of 8th and Park View Streets, calls for the construction of a seven-story edifice containing 264 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments atop 9,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 230 vehicles
Safco's entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting greater height and density than allowed under zoning rules. The developer is required to reserve 27 of the apartments as extremely low-income affordable units in exchange for the bonuses.
Designed by The Albert Group Architects, "The Parkview," is shown in architectural plans as a contemporary podium-type building with amenities such as a fitness center, a community room, and courtyards, and roof terraces.
While the project has already secured its entitlements, it faced an appeal last year to the Central Area Planning Commission by the Coalition for An Equitable Westlake MacArthur Park, a group which frequently opposes new projects in the Westlake and Koreatown areas by arguing that the cumulative impacts of new developments are not sufficiently analyzed under the California Environmental Quality Act. That argument, which failed to sway the Planning Commission in October 2021, was once again rejected by the City Council in 2022.
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