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.

Construction at 4906 Santa Monica BoulevardMichael Hayes

"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.

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Wakeland is developing multiple supportive housing projects in the City of Los Angeles, including under-construction buildings in Mid-City, South L.A., and Pico Union.

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.

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