Seven months after we last dropped by, the wood-and-concrete frame of a mixed-use affordable housing development from WORKS and Community Build, Inc. is nearly complete in South Los Angeles.

The project, located at the intersection of 88th Street and Vermont Avenue, consists of two buildings featuring 62 apartments with resident amenities and a community center.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, reserved for transitional aged youth, veterans, and low-income families earning between 30 and 40 percent of the area median income.  Rents will range between $473 and $703 per month.

TWG Architects is designing the mixed-use development, which will feature buildings that range between two and five stories in height, with courtyards, community rooms, and an outdoor patio.

Completion of the $33.7-million project, which is funded in part by Measure HHH, is anticipated in late 2019 or early 2020.

A block north of the project site at Vermont and Manchester Avenues, Los Angeles County officials have worked to redevelop two long-blighted properties with affordable housing, a boarding school, and retail space.

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