Across the street from Lafayette Park in Westlake, construction is complete for the Bryson Legacy, a new affordable housing complex at 2721 Wilshire Boulevard.

The project, developed as a joint venture between the Los Angeles Housing Partnership and Richman Group, is named for its immediate next-door neighbor: the historic Bryson Building. The new six-story building features 64 apartments reserved for households earning between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income level.

View looking northeast from Wilshire BoulevardAO

A notice published by the City of Los Angeles indicates that the apartments are a mix of studio and one-bedroom dwellings, ranging from 313 to 638 square feet in size. Other project components include an on-site laundry facility, case management offices, a fitness center, a rooftop deck, a common room, and parking for 20 vehicles.

"Taking cues from the Beaux Arts style architecture, the building also respects the scale, and massing of the notable structure to create a distinctive, contemporary urban statement," reads a narrative from AO, which designed the project and announced its completion.

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According to the Los Angeles Conservancy,  The Bryson was billed as the "largest and finest apartment house on the Pacific Coast," when completed in 1913. Built at 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.

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