Non-profit developer Hollywood Community Housing Corporation has broken ground on a new affordable apartment complex in Historic South Central.

The project, which would rise at the southwest corner of Central Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, will consist of a four-story building featuring 74 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and parking for 86 vehicles.  The units would be restricted to households at the low-, very low-, and extremely low-income levels, with rents set between $507 and $1,171 per month.

KFA Architecture is designing the contemporary apartment complex, which is named for the dancer and singer Florence Mills.  Plans call for a commemorative plaza and space for a community-serving health center.

The project is budgeted at $40.2 million.

Hollywood Community Housing is also developing apartments at a neighboring property at 1010 E. Jefferson Boulevard, site of the former Angelus Funeral Home.