A final environmental impact report now being circulated by the City of Los Angeles offers a look at a new design option for Onni Group's proposed high-rise development at 1360 N. Vine Street in Hollywood.

The project, when we last had an update in June 2022, had been revised from its original residential-only form to having two build options. The first would see the construction of a new residential tower 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. The second option would instead bank on Hollywood's office market, with plans calling for a 17-story, 303-foot-tall building featuring roughly 464,000 square feet of offices on its upper floors and 12,000 square feet of restaurant space below. Likewise, the bungalows to the east of the site would be retained as either housing or restaurant space.

Ground-level view of 1360 N Vine Street looking southSolomon Cordwell Buenz

While the total amount of office space and housing which could be built under the proposal is unchanged, the final environmental study reveals a new look for the residential alternative. Solomon Cordwell Buenz which was already designing the office alternative, has now replaced Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects as the designer for the residential option. The revised concept retains a similar form to the prior iteration, albeit with an exterior characterized by metal fins rather than a grid pattern. Additionally, the tower is now slightly taller - rising to a maximum height of 33 stories and 383 feet, as opposed to 32 stories and 360 feet before.

A prior environmental study estimated that construction at 1360 N. Vine Street would begin in 2023 and conclude by 2027. That schedule will require the approval of a zone change by the City Council.

Aerial view of 1360 N Vine Street looking westSolomon Cordwell Buenz

The project is one of several which Onni has in the pipeline for Hollywood, 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.

While the outlook for new offices may be less than rosy, developers have had better than average luck in Hollywood compared to Los Angeles as a whole. Companies such as Netflix have leased a number of new buildings in the near vicinity - including all of the office space at Kilroy Realty's On Vine campus across the street.

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