Costa Mesa-based architecture firm JZMK Partners has unveiled plans for a mixed-use housing development on the L.A. Waterfront.  

The project, slated to replace a small commercial building at 407 N. Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro, calls for the construction of a six-story edifice featuring 63 apartments - including eight affordable units.  Plans call for a mix of studio and one-bedroom floor plans - ranging from 596 to 1,221 square feet - in addition to 2,800 square feet of office space, and amenities such as outdoor dining spaces, flex spaces, and a rooftop deck.

The proposed apartment complex would consist of five levels of prefabricated modular units, perched atop a single-story concrete podium and two levels of subterranean parking.

"We believe modular construction will play an integral role in responding to the current housing shortage we are experiencing, and we are incredibly excited by the opportunity to work on this vanguard project," said Eric Zuziak, President of JZMK Partners in a news release.

It is one of a growing number of projects employing prefabricated modular units in the Los Angeles area, such as a recently-completed apartment complex in Leimert Park and the CitizenM hotel now rising in Downtown's Historic Core.

According to JZMK Partners, the project is being developed by an entity called W+H QOZ Subsidiary, LLC.  The property owner, San Gabriel-based Shaw Investments, Inc., acquired the site in June 2019 for $1.75 million, according to city records.

Several similar developments are planned on other sites along Harbor Boulevard, including projects from Galaxy Commercial Holdings and Urban Stearns.