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Six-story apartment building pitched for San Pedro’s waterfront

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137 units, 16 of them affordable

The planned project at 511 South Harbor Boulevard.
Via Department of City Planning

Developers filed plans on Thursday to build a 137-unit apartment building, including 16 apartments for very low-income households, on a San Pedro property on the Los Angeles Waterfront, not far from the Battleship USS Iowa Museum.

A rendering submitted to the city planning department shows that the one-story Grinder restaurant located at 511 South Harbor Boulevard would be razed to make way for a new six-story project with what looks to be a rooftop terrace, ground-floor retail, and balconies off many of the units.

The project applicant listed in city records is Raffi Cohen, president of Galaxy Commercial Holding. Galaxy was the co-developer, along with the Carlyle Group, of a 16-story condo property about a quarter mile away called Vue.

The Vue building was sold to Carmel Partners in 2011 and is currently subject of a lawsuit by residents who allege the building was constructed with “defective materials,” The Real Deal reports. The lawsuit also names Carlyle Group and a number of other groups involved in the construction of the building, including contractors, court records show.