One year after breaking ground at the intersection of Vermont and Manchester Avenues in South Los Angeles, wood framing is now taking shape at the site of Evermont, a new affordable housing complex from San Francisco-based Bridge Housing Corporation
The project, which sits on a long-vacant site at 8500 S. Vermont Avenue, will include a total of 180 apartments split between two buildings. The first, called Luminus@Evermont, will include 118 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments reserved for households earning between 30 and 80 percent of the Los Angeles area median income. The second, named Vista@Evermont, will feature 62 one-bedroom dwellings set aside for older adults earning up to 30 percent of the area median income level.
TCA Architects is designing the project, which includes buildings ranging from six stories in height, flanking a new central plaza which will be activated by ground-floor retail space and a supermarket.
Though being built separately, the overall Vermont and Manchester project also features a new public boarding school, SEED LA, which sits to the north of the apartment complex.
At the time of the project's groundbreaking in mid-2022, completion of Evermont was expected in approximately two years.
Other members of the project team include CRCD, Primestor, and Suffolk.
Bridge Housing's other ongoing projects include new affordable developments in Long Beach, Koreatown, and Pasadena, as well as the revamp of the Jordan Downs complex in Watts.
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