In Downtown San Pedro, rebar cages are beginning to peek above ground level at 336 W. 7th Street, site of a $14-million mixed-use development from South Bay Developers.


The project, which replaced a surface parking lot and a small commercial building, calls for the construction of a five-story edifice featuring 32 rental apartments above 3,750 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and basement parking for 44 vehicles.

Although the apartment complex is a by-right project, it employs Transit Oriented Communities incentives to achieve greater density and floor area than would be otherwise permitted by the property's base zoning.  In exchange, three apartments are to be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

Torrance-based Breen Engineering is designing the project, which is depicted in a rendering as a contemporary low-rise structure.  Proposed on-site amenities include a fitness room, a courtyard, and a rooftop deck.

The mixed-use development - which is a joint venture between Mountain Pacific, South Bay Developers, and Ark Construction & Development - is on pace to open in Summer 2022.

South Bay Developers is also planning a larger eight-story, 99-unit housing project planned a few blocks away at 444 W. 5th Street.