New affordable housing developments are coming to the unincorporated communities of Walnut Park and Willowbrook, according to two staff reports pending with the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission.

The first project, slated for a .78-acre property at the northwest corner of 124th Street and Avalon Boulevard, calls for the construction of a five-story, 66-foot-tall building containing 67 units of permanent supportive housing, as well as an adjoining two-story edifice containing 21 units of transitional housing.  The proposed development, which would replace a 3,000-square-foot commercial building, would also include 10 parking spaces and residential amenities.

The staff report lists the property's owner as Phillip Song and the project applicant as LSA Capital.

The apartment complex would rise less than a half-mile south of Metro's Avalon Station and directly across the street from Magic Johnson Park, which is now in the midst of the first phase of a $135-million renovation.

In Walnut Park, Hollywood Community Housing Corporation is planning to raze two single-story retail buildings at 7600-7616 Pacific Boulevard to make way for the construction of new affordable housing.  The proposed four-story development would contain 64 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments atop basement parking for 48 vehicles.  Plans also call for a community room, a multipurpose room, and a laundry facility.

A rendering depicts the project as consisting of two four-story buildings, connected by pedestrian bridges at each level.

A vacant lot located just south of the proposed development is also slated to be reactivated as a public park.

Staff reports to the Regional Planning Commission recommend that both projects should be approved.

Consideration of the two developments, originally scheduled for the March 18 meeting of the Commission, has been delayed on account of safety concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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