A vacant lot near the intersection of Crenshaw and Wilshire Boulevards could yield affordable housing through the Mayor's Executive Directive 1, per an application submitted in December to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

800 S. Lorraine BoulevardGoogle Street View

The proposed development from Brown Stone Capital, slated for a property at 800 S. Lorraine Boulevard, is a corner lot at Lorraine's intersection with 8th Street. Plans call for the construction of a new six-story building which would feature 70 studio and one-bedroom apartments without on-site parking.

Per the application, the apartments would be priced for low- and moderate-income households, save for a single market-rate manager's unit. The income restrictions make the project eligible for development incentives permitting a larger building than allowed by zoning rules, as well as waivers of other design standards.

Kevin Tsai Architecture is designing 800 Lorraine, which would be located within the Windsor Village Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, albeit not on a property which is considered a contributing element to the district.

800 S. Lorraine BoulevardGoogle Maps

The project site sits roughly a half-mile to the east of the former Mid-Wilshire headquarters of Farmers Insurance, where CIM Group is developing new housing through a mix of new construction and the adaptive reuse of historic buildings.

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