On November 8, the Los Angeles City Council voted to uphold the approval of the Link Apartments Vine, which would rise from a corner lot located at 1200 N. Vine Street. Plans call for the construction of a seven-story building featuring 151 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above 3,690 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and an 87-car garage.
Grubb entitled the project for development using density bonus incentives to permit larger building with more housing than otherwise allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, Grubb would be required to set aside 17 of the proposed apartments as affordable housing at the very low-income level.
KTGY is designing the Link apartments, which would use residences and other habitable spaces would wrap around the building's above-grade parking. A small plaza is proposed facing Lexington Avenue to the south, with addition resident open space to be provided through a podium-level courtyard and two additional amenity decks at the roof level.
As part of its approval, the City Council also rejected an appeal from SAFER, an affiliate of Laborers International Union of North America Local 270 (LIUNA), which alleged that the project would have unanticipated air quality impacts. While a staff report still recommended granting a Class 32 exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act, a supplemental environmental study was conducted and adopted by the City Council.
Grubb Properties, which paid roughly $17 million to acquire the development site in 2021. A brochure posted to the company's website in 2022 estimated that the cost of the project was $92.2 million and pointed to a completion date in 2025.
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