Onni Group has cleared a key hurdle in its bid for a new high-rise development in Hollywood, following the final 2023 meeting of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

On December 14, Commissioners voted to approve two alternatives for the Vancouver-based developer's project at 1360 N. Vine Street, while also rejecting two appeals which sought to block its construction.

Aerial view of 1360 N Vine Street looking westSolomon Cordwell Buenz

In one scenario, Onni would build a new 33-story residential tower on the site, featuring 429 dwelling units (including 36 reserved for very low-income households) above a 55,000-square-foot grocery store, 5,000 square feet of other commercial uses, and subterranean parking. Existing bungalows to the east of the tower would be retained and preserved as either 12 additional homes or restaurant space.

A second scenario would see the construction of a 17-story building roughly 464,000 square feet of offices on its upper floors and 12,000 square feet of restaurant space below. As with the residential alternative, the bungalows to the east of the site would be retained as either housing or restaurant space.

Solomon Cordwell Buenz is designing both the office and residential alternatives.

While the project was destined for a date with the Planning Commission due to a requirement for a general plan amendment and a zone change - items which still need City Council and Mayoral approval - the Commission also met to consider two appeals seeking to block 1360 Vine from construction. The first, which came from Supporters Alliance for Environmental Responsibility, an affiliate of Laborers International Union of North America Local 27, argued that the project may have unanticipated impacts on air quality and health, and should be subjected to further study under the California Environmental Quality Act. The second appeal, lodged by nearby resident Donna Williams, also argued in favor of further study, but based on potential impacts to surrounding historic structure.

Aerial view of office alternative for 1360 N Vine looking southeastSCB

A staff report found no evidence to support granting the appeals, and recommended that the Commission should deny both requests.

The project is one of several which Onni has in the pipeline for Hollywood, joining a planned 260,000-square-foot office building near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Brea Avenue and a proposed 210,000-square-foot complex just north of Hollywood Boulevard.

The development is also not the first high-rise slated for Vine Street to the south of Sunset Boulevard - Kilroy Realty's On Vine campus across the street features a residential high-rise in addition to offices leased by Netflix.

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