Last year, Datum Development and Bollenbach Investments secured the development rights for a city-owned property at the intersection of 94th Street and Broadway. An application submitted yesterday to the City of Los Angeles indicates that the two firms - operating under the partnership 94B, LLC - have revised their plans for the two-acre site.
As of March 2018, the project was imagined as Morphosis-designed apartment complex featuring 160 market-rate dwellings, a full-service grocery store, a hydroponic farm, and food-related retail space. The revised plan, according to a case filing, has increased the total amount of housing to 180 apartments, now featuring an affordable housing component.
Other details - including the continued involvement of Morphosis and Community Health Councils - remain unclear. Archeon Group, an architecture and planning firm affiliated with Datum Development, is listed as the project's representative.
The project site was once home to the Broadway Hospital, which closed in 1988 and was later demolished. Portions of the property have been slated for affordable housing projects at various points over the last three decades, though no project has ever been realized.
The proposed development would rise less than a mile south of the intersection of Broadway and Manchester Avenue. The two corridors are slated for a $46-million streetscape improvement project which would include protected bike lanes, sidewalk improvements, new pedestrian lighting, and street trees.