One block south of MacArthur Park, a more than century-old duplex could make way for new affordable housing, per a notice distributed last month by the City of Los Angeles.

The proposed project, slated for a property at 820 S. Lake Avenue, calls for the construction of a new six-story building featuring 33 studio apartments.

While the project is not required to make a filing with the Planning Department, the proposed development nonetheless employs density bonus incentives to permit a taller, denser building than would otherwise be allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, the apartments would be set aside for rent by moderate-, low-, and very low-income households for a period of 55 years.

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Additionally, the project is planned without on-site parking.

City records list the project applicant as Haytham Kafouf of HANB, LLC, represented by CP3 Development.

The project joins a number of new affordable and supportive housing developments now planned or underway surrounding MacArthur Park, including a 63-unit development from Community Development Partners now rising at 437 S. Westlake Avenue and a 100-unit complex planned by Abode Communities on Grand View Street.

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