Construction has now gone vertical for Mosaic Gardens at Westlake, a new affordable housing complex just outside of Downtown Los Angeles.

The $57-million project from LINC Housing Corporation broke ground last summer, and rises from a long vacant property at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Lucas Avenue.  At completion, it will consist of a six-story building featuring 125 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for the formerly homeless and households making between 30 and 60 percent of the Los Angeles area median income.  Rents in the building will range between $398 and $1,295 per month.

Lahmon Architects is designing the podium-type development, which is pursuing LEED Platinum Certification through features such as drought tolerant landscaping, a storm water management system and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.

Completion is expected in mid-2018.