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.