In El Monte, construction is in full swing for a pair of affordable and permanent supportive housing developments near the city's Metrolink commuter rail station.
At the northeast corner of Valley Boulevard and Center Avenue, wood framing is now complete for The El Monte Metro apartments, a new development from the Cesar Chavez Foundation. The project consists of two four-story buildings which will contain 53 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments reserved for homeless veterans and low-income households upon completion
Per a staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the 27 supportive units in the Metro development will be reserved for households earning no more than 30 percent of the area median income, with rents set at $273 per month.
Onyx Architects is designing the housing complex, which will be clad in a combination cement plaster and metal and feature a street-level courtyard along Center Avenue.
Next door at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Tyler Avenue, a previously vacant site has made way for the construction of a second development from the Cesar Chavez Foundation: the Tyler-Valley Metro apartments. The project will consist of another four-story complex featuring 53 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above basement parking for 50 vehicles. The apartments will be reserved for low-income and special needs families.
Y&M Architects is designing the project, which will include common amenities such as a landscaped courtyard and a community room.
- El Monte Metro Apartments (Urbanize LA)
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