Ten months after our last update, a Metro A Line-adjacent development featuring affordable housing and commercial space is near completion Historic South-Central.

The La Prensa Libre apartments, located on an approximately 1.35-acre property at 220 E. Washington Boulevard, consists of a five-story building which will feature 105 residential units above 7,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a 75-car garage.

Rendering of La Prensa LibreVTBS Architects

According to a landing page on the website of the project's developer AMCAL Multi Housing, the apartment complex will offer a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, most of which will be set aside for rent by households earning no more than 60 percent of the area median income. In addition, 25 apartments are to be reserved for transition-age youth earning 30 percent or less than the area median income.

Residents would have access to on-site case management services provided by the Coalition for Responsible Community Development.

VTBS Architects designed the contemporary low-rise structure, which closely resembles conceptual renderings produced prior to the start of construction. In addition to housing, La Prensa Libre will also feature on-site open spaces such as a central courtyard, a street-fronting public plaza. Street fronting spaces will house a workforce development center and a cafe.

220 E Washington BoulevardGoogle Maps

At street level, the apartments will include a workforce development center and a cafe, which would be made available the surrounding neighborhood.  Plans also call for

The project, which sits at the southeast corner of Washington Boulevard and Los Angeles Street, was named in honor of a past occupant of the development site: a printing facility for the Spanish language newspaper La Opinion.

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