Non-profit developer Linc Housing Corp. has broken ground on Cadence, a new supportive housing complex in the Watts neighborhood

The project, located at 11408 S. Central Avenue, calls for the construction of 64 apartments - including 63 set aside for formerly homeless person - in addition to amenities such as a community room, a computer room, and case management offices.

"Linc is proud to start construction on our third apartment community in the Watts and Willowbrook neighborhoods," said Linc Housing President Rebecca Clark in a news release. "This close proximity will allow us the opportunity to expand our community engagement work in the future by bringing our residents together for shared activities and resident services programming."

Designed by Lahmon Architects, the project will consist of two four-story structures connected by a series of pedestrian bridges.  Architectural plans show a central courtyard between the two buildings and additional landscaped amenity space located at the second level.

The approximately $36-million development is funded through a $10.1-million allocation from Proposition HHH, $7.1 million from the Los Angeles County Development Authority, tax credit equity, and a traditional construction loan.

General contractor Walton Construction expects the project to open in 2021, according to a news release.

Linc Housing, which is based in Long Beach, is also in the midst of construction at a similar supportive housing development in the nearby Willowbrook neighborhood.

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