Affordable and permanent supportive housing developments are planned for two properties in South Los Angeles, according to applications submitted yesterday to the Department of City Planning.

The first, which would rise at 4505-4519 S. Main Street, calls for replacing a cluster of century-old buildings with a multi-story structure featuring 64 apartments - including 63 low-income units - atop nearly 900 square feet of commercial space and six parking stalls.

Requested entitlements for the project include Transit Oriented Communities incentives allowing for increased floor area, density, and height, as well as reductions to required parking, side yards, and open space.

City records list the project applicant as an entity affiliated with developer EAH Housing, a San Rafael-based firm that is also behind affordable projects in Hollywood and Santa Monica.

The second development, which would replace a vacant auto repair center at 5501-5513 S. Main Street, is connected to Highridge Costa Development.

Plans call for razing the existing structure to make way for a 57-unit permanent supportive housing complex priced for very low-income households.  The property would require density bonus incentives to allow for reductions to required setbacks and open space, as well as increases in allowable height and floor area.

Highridge Costa is currently partnering on a mixed-use supportive housing development rising just south of Exposition Park.

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