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Producer’s estate plans 181-unit apartment complex in East Hollywood

Project would add to hyperlocal multifamily building boom

By Trevor Bach

Research by Christian Bautista

The Real Deal

April 26, 2023

The granddaughter of Z. Wayne Griffin, a 1950s-era television and radio producer, has filed plans for a major apartment complex in East Hollywood.

The block-long project is located at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and North Lyman Place, close to the Vermont/Sunset Metro station, and calls for a seven-story complex. The plans include about 15,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space, with six levels of apartments above and both ground-level and underground parking.

The apartments would total 181 units, including 20 affordable units, in line with requirements for the city’s Transit Oriented Communities program, which provides density bonuses for projects located near public transit.

The project applicant is listed as Kristin Harrison, a granddaughter of Griffin and co-trustee of the Z. Wayne Griffin Trust. Griffin, who died in 1981, was a 1950s-era Hollywood producer behind movies that included “Key to the City,” “Family Honeymoon” and “Lone Star.” He also produced the radio show “Burns and Allen” and the television series “General Electric Theater,” which was sponsored by the light-bulb manufacturer and hosted by Ronald Reagan.

The project’s plans encompass multiple parcels that have been owned by both the Griffin Trust and another family trust for years, according to property records. The site is currently occupied by a Goodwill store and a parking lot.

The plans were registered with the Los Angeles City Planning Department on Monday, and would add to something of a hyperlocal development boom: A flurry of construction is already transforming East Hollywood, and in recent months multifamily developers have filed plans for a 65-unit project and a 70-unit project, among others.

Bach, Trevor. “Producer's Estate Plans Apartment Complex in East Hollywood.” The Real Deal, 25 Apr. 2023,


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