Last month, the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles certified the environmental impact report for the One San Pedro project - the planned revamp of the Rancho San Pedro public housing complex near the Port of Los Angeles. As part of that approval, HACLA has also given environmental clearance to a late addition to the project.

Through the November 30 action, Commissioners authorized HACLA to accept approximately $3.6 million in funding from the City of Los Angeles to be used to acquire a neighboring site at 327 N. Harbor Boulevard. The One San Pedro Collaborative - a team composed of the Richman Group, National CORE, and Century Housing - would redevelop that property as a new apartment complex featuring 47 residential units, which would serve as replacement housing for Rancho San Pedro residents through the course of the development.

View looking northwestOne San Pedro

The total cost of the 327 N. Harbor Boulevard project, estimated at nearly $37.3 million, would result in a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings priced for households earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income level.

Rancho San Pedro, which spans approximately 20 acres, was developed in the 1940s, and later transitioned into public housing. The proposed redevelopment of its aging structures would yield a total of  1,553 residential units - an estimated 1,041 would be set aside for households earning no more than the moderate-income level. That total is more than triple the fewer than 500 homes that exist on-site today.

In addition to housing, roughly 85,000 square feet of community services and amenities are proposed, as well as 45,000 square feet of local-serving commercial spaces.

Bird's eye viewOne San Pedro

The design team for One San Pedro, which includes SVA Architects, TCA Architects, and City Fabrick, have envisioned a series of multi-story buildings, with maximum heights ranging between 60 and 180 feet, set among existing streets and new public paseos and park spaces.

Construction of the One San Pedro redevelopment is expected to occur over 14-to-20 years, commencing as early as 2024 and concluding by 2037.

The City of Los Angeles, which has owned Rancho San Pedro for roughly 70 years, has partnered with developers to expand several of its public housing facilities, including Dana Strand in Wilmington and Jordan Downs in Watts.

327 N. Harbor BoulevardOne San Pedro

Century Housing - one of the partners on One San Pedro - has also embarked another redevelopment of a public housing facility: the Century Villages at Cabrillo in Long Beach. That complex could eventually add 750 new homes to the property, expanding the total amount of affordable housing within the 27-acre property to 1,380 units.

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