Demolition is in progress at a collection of small commercial buildings at the corner of Adams Boulevard and Grand Avenue, where Los Angeles-based developer CityView has received approvals to construct a mixed-use apartment building.  

The property, located at the northeast corner of the intersection, will consist of a seven-story building featuring 296 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments - including 28 reserved for very low-income and workforce households - above approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a parking garage.

A rendering depicts a contemporary podium-type building colored red, white, and blue.  Architectural plans show that the building would wrap above-grade parking with amenities and bicycle storage spaces.  Three courtyards would be located atop the building's concrete podium.

Construction of the apartment complex is expected to occur over approximately 27 months, according to an initial study published by the City of Los Angeles.


The project site is located a block east of Metro's LATTC/Ortho Institute light rail station, which is wrapped by developer Geoff Palmer's Lorenzo apartments.  Palmer recently submitted plans to the City of Los Angeles to redevelop a neighboring parking lot with a 15-story residential tower.

CityView is a prolific developer of multifamily housing in the Los Angeles area.  In addition to already-completed projects in Culver CityKoreatown, and Warner Center, the company is building similar mixed-use developments in Carthay and Westlake.