The Lincoln Center project would have 521 apartments available
By Dolores Quintana
SanMon Inc. is considering Gelson’s Mall at 2627 Lincoln Blvd in the Ocean Park neighborhood for a massive mixed-use development that would boast a development with 521 apartments, 53 of which would be designated as ultra-low-income housing, split between different buildings with different heights up to 5 stories or 65 feet tall, as listed by Urbanize Los Angeles. The complex will include 36,000 square feet of food and retail space that would face the street and include a grocery store and 880 vehicle and 816 bicycle parking spaces.
SanMon partnered with Cypress Equity Investments, a local development company, on the project. The apartments would be a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom units.
The developers asked for density bonuses in order to be able to build such a large complex that is not allowed by zoning laws. These incentives that would allow the rights require 53 apartments that are priced at very low income levels. According to the project’s website, affordable apartments would cost $700 for a studio, $800 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $900 per month for a two-bedroom apartment.
Gelson’s has not yet signed on as the grocery store for the resort, so which grocery store will be on the property is not known at this time.
Architect Koning Eizenberg designs the project. The current mall would be demolished to make way for the new development if approved.