Non-profit developers LINC Housing Corp. and National CORE have broken ground on a mixed-use affordable housing complex near the Crenshaw/LAX Line in Inglewood.  

The Fairview Heights Apartments, located at 923 E. Redondo Boulevard, will replace a property that has long housed operations for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services.  Plans call for a four-story development containing 101 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments - including 50 supportive housing units for formerly homeless persons - and 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

According to a staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the $53-million development will offer rents as low as $545 per month.

KFA Architecture - in coordination with Yale Lir Landscape Architects - is designing the project, which is inspired by traditional Spanish Colonial architecture.  Renderings depict a light color scheme, clay tile roofs, arches, and projecting wood balconies.

The project is divided into two buildings, flanking a public arcaded plaza that will be flanked by kiosks and public art.  Other open spaces include landscaped courtyards on the second floor of each building, as well as community rooms, offices, and a local police office.

The Fairview Heights Apartments will sit a short walk east of the 55-acre Edward Vincent Jr. Park, and is slated to serve as an anchor of a pedestrian plaza planned along Redondo Boulevard.

Completion of the housing development, which is being designed to LEED Gold specifications, is anticipated Fall 2021.

The project site is one of numerous affordable and supportive housing developments planned in close proximity to the Crenshaw/LAX Line, including a project from A Community of Friends which would rise on West Boulevard, a few blocks north of the Fairview Heights Station.