In Westlake, wood framing is now complete for a new affordable and supportive housing complex next door to the historic Bryson Building on Wilshire Boulevard.
The project, located across the street from Lafayette Park at 2721 Wilshire Boulevard, is being developed by Los Angeles Housing Partnership, which owns the Bryson. The new six-story building is set to feature 64 apartments, which will be reserved for individuals and families earning between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income. Roughly half of the apartments are to be set aside for formerly homeless persons.
According to a notice published by the City of Los Angeles, the new development will include a mix of studio and one-bedroom dwellings apartments, ranging from 313 to 638 square feet in size. Besides housing, plans call for an on-site laundry facility, case management offices, a fitness center, a rooftop deck, a common room, and parking for 20 vehicles.
According to the Los Angeles Conservancy, when The Bryson was billed as the "largest and finest apartment house on the Pacific Coast," when completed more than a century ago. Built in 1913, a time when Westlake was a wealthy residential enclave on the outskirts of Downtown, the Bryson evolved with the surrounding neighborhood, transforming into an 81-unit income-restricted apartment building by 2001.
Los Angeles Housing Partnership, the owner of the building, has also worked on a ground-up affordable housing complex near the Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro station in collaboration with developer McCormack Baron Salazar.
- 2721 Wilshire Boulevard (Urbanize LA)