Renderings have emerged for a proposed apartment tower that, if built, would become the tallest building in San Pedro.
Last week, Black Swan Equity Partners submitted an application to develop a 22-story building at the northwest corner of 6th and Nelson Streets, replacing a small commercial building. The project would include 94 apartments - mostly studio units - with retail and restaurant space at the ground- and roof- levels and 67 automated parking stalls on eight podium levels.
Plans also call for 12 apartments to be set aside as affordable housing as the very low-income level.
Architectural plans posted by the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council indicate that the proposed tower would rise to a maximum height of 239 feet - easily eclipsing the 16-story Vue Apartments to become the tallest building in the waterfront neighborhood.
Domus International Group is designing the colorful high-rise development, which would wrap its podium with public artwork and perforated metal panels. Diagrams show that building amenities would be located atop the podium, with plans also calling for a rooftop observation deck.
Black Swan has put forth several different plans for the 6th and Nelson development over the past three years. It has previously been envisioned as a smaller 14-to-16-story building containing 48 residential units.
The proposed development would rise upon a site that until recently housed a 19th century Victorian home that was believed to be the oldest in San Pedro. The house was demolished late last year.
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