Over one year after breaking ground in El Sereno, East LA Community Corporation's Rosa de Castilla development is finally rising above ground. 


The mixed-use project, now taking shape at 4208 E. Huntington Drive, will eventually consist of a four-story building containing 85 apartments above 2,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 68 underground parking stalls. 

Per a staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments will be reserve for households earning at or below 30, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income.  Rents would range from $509 and $1,512 per month, according to the staff report.

The wood-frame building, designed by FSY Architects, is depicted as a contemporary low-rise structure.  The project will include several open space amenities for residents, including a garden and hiking trail which will be carved into a hillside at the rear of the building.

Completion of Rosa de Castilla, previously budgeted at $45 million, was expected by Fall of this year at the time of its groundbreaking.

East LA Community Corporation is in the midst of construction or pre-development at several similar affordable housing projects, including another mixed-use building in East Los Angeles.  However, that development was dealt a setback in September, when a fire destroyed the partially-completed building.

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