Construction goes vertical for 157 apartments near USC

Seven months after breaking ground in University Park, vertical construction is ramping up at the…

Seven months after breaking ground in University Park, vertical construction is ramping up at the site of a mixed-use development at the former site of a Grinder restaurant just north of USC.


Construction at 2718 S Figueroa StreetUrbanize LA

The Hub on Figueroa, which is being developed as a joint venture between Amplify Development Co. and Core Spaces, will eventually consist of a seven-story edifice at 28th and Figueroa Streets featuring 157 apartments above 5,128 square feet of ground-floor retail and a semi-subterranean parking garage.

Approved plans rely on Transit Oriented Communities development incentives to permit a larger, denser building than allowed by zoning rules. In exchange for bonus floor area, the developers are required to set aside 18 of the proposed studio, one, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom dwellings as deed-restricted very low-income housing.  Seven additional apartments will also be set aside voluntarily as workforce housing.

Designed by Antunovich & Associates, the Hub is depicted in renderings as a contemporary podium-type building with an articulated facade and a large rooftop amenity deck.


Aerial view looking northeastAntunovich & Associates

Amplify and Core Spaces are also behind a similar mixed-use project now wrapping up construction at the intersection of 38th and Figueroa Streets.  Both are expected to cater to students attending nearby universities such as USC.