At a January 29 event, Related California and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles marked the completion of the first component of the  Rose Hill Courts public housing complex's redevelopment.

Built in the 1940s at 4446 Florizel Street, the property has historically consisted of 100 apartments across a five-acre site. HACLA, which owns the property, has worked with Related for more than five years on a plan which will eventually redevelop the entire site with 185 new homes reserved for low-, very low-, and extremely low-income households.

Aerial view of Rose Hill CourtsGary Leonard

The initial phase of the project consists of 89 apartments, which are geared toward current residents of Rose Hill Courts. By accommodating existing residents, that will clear the way for a subsequent phase two of the project, creating 96 additional homes for large families. The completed project will include a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom dwellings, as well as a 5,300-square-foot community building with offices for property managers and social service providers, as well as a community meeting space.

BSB Design is the architect behind the project, which consists of contemporary low-rise structures standing four stories in height, encircling a common courtyard with planters and gathering areas. The overall project will also include a central green space for residents.

Besides housing, the redevelopment of Rose Hill Courts will also bring about one mile of new bike paths, new sidewalks, and electric DASH buses. Likewise, a workforce development partnership with GRID Alternatives has provided job training and placement for residents.

Street-level view of Rose Hill CourtsGary Leonard

HACLA, through partnerships with various developers, is in the process of redeveloping several of its public housing complexes, including Jordan Downs in Watts, and Rancho San Pedro.

Related, besides Rose Hill Courts, is also building affordable housing in Downtown Los Angeles and Alhambra.

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