A short walk from the Vermont/Santa Monica subway station in East Hollywood, construction is in progress for The Wilcox, a new senior supportive housing complex from San Diego-based Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation.
Located on a nearly block-long site at 4904-4920 Santa Monica Boulevard, the project will consist of a four-story edifice featuring 62 apartments, reserved for chronically-ill seniors who have experienced homelessness.
"These affordable homes are coupled with robust support services that help residents live more stable, independent lives," reads a project description from the Wakeland website. :Just as in traditional apartment complexes, residents sign long-term leases and must follow specific house rules that ensure quiet, safe enjoyment of the residential community."
FSY Architects is designing the low-rise building, per city records. A rendering depicts the finished product with a contemporary look and an exterior of painted plaster.
The more than $40-million project is being built with funds from a variety of sources, including tax-exempt bonds and Los Angeles County No Place Like Home money. A city staff report in 2021 noted that the project's estimated per unit cost of $647,000 is a result of a costly infill site, environmental mitigation measures, and a shortage of available construction labor.
Completion of The Wilcox is expected in mid-2023, per the project website.
The East Hollywood site sits a few blocks from the intersection of Santa Monica and New Hampshire Avenue, where Little Tokyo Service Center is now in construction at a similar supportive and affordable housing complex.
- 4904-4920 Santa Monica Boulevard (Urbanize LA)