More than one year after our last update, construction is in the home stretch for an Art Deco-inspired affordable housing complex from non-profit developer West Hollywood Community Housing Corp. in Pico-Union.

The Mariposa Lily apartments, located at 1047-1055 S. Mariposa Avenue, consists of a seven-story structure which will feature 41 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments - half of which are to be reserved for formerly unhoused residents - above parking for eight vehicles.

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HED is designing the podium-type building, which has an exterior of painted plaster and aluminum panels. In addition to housing, the project will include amenities such as a fitness center and an outdoor deck.

As of a June 2020 staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the project was expected to cost more than $25 million and offer apartments for families and senior households earning at or below 30 and 60 percent of the area median income level.

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Completion of Mariposa Lily is now on track to occur in 2023, according to the West Hollywood Community Housing website.

West Hollywood Community Housing has developed a handful of similar projects in Central Los Angeles, and recently completed work on Berendo Sage, a similar affordable and supportive housing complex located five blocks east.

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