Last we heard of 1020 Venice, developer Valley Heart Group was trying to create a mixed use five story building with 40 apartments and 5,000 square feet of first-floor commercial space designed by architect Eric Owen Moss in 2009. After community resistance to the height of the proposed building, the lot was put up for sale in 2010 for $3.8 million.
On Wednesday, the Venice Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee will have an introductory meeting with the developers of a new proposal for the property: House of Pies, a popular diner on Vermont for over 40 years, plans on expanding to the west side. Click here to see the Vermont location menu!
As proposed, the development, designed by Venice firm COSCIA DAY Architecture + Design, would be a one story, 3,717 square foot “family style restaurant” with seating for 116 (17 on a patio). The proposed restaurant would be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Proposed alcohol service (full bar) would be from 10am to 2am daily. The plans include space for a pizza oven, so it might be “House of Pies²”.