A proposal to redevelop a surface parking lot in Koreatown with permanent supportive housing has received the support of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

The project, called the Solaris Apartments, would replace a surface parking lot at 1141-1145 Crenshaw Boulevard.  Plans call for the construction of a five-story building featuring 43 one- and two-bedroom apartments - including 42 restricted to low-income households - with 1,800 square feet of space for supportive services and parking for eight vehicles.

FSY Architects is designing the proposed development, which is depicted as a contemporary low-rise structure standing 65 feet in height.  Architectural plans show that the project would incorporate a central courtyard, a common room, and a rear-yard adjacent to an adjacent single-family zone.

According to an application for Measure HHH funding, the Solaris development is estimated to cost over $25 million - amounting to a per-unit price tag of $570,000.  The apartments are to be reserved for survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking.

Domus Development, the developer behind the project, is also planning permanent supportive housing in Echo Park and Panorama City.

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