Earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors voted to provide $10 million to Prima Development for the construction of a 140-unit apartment complex on a vacant 1.34-acre lot at 4610 Santa Ana Street. That money will come from the Fourth Supervisorial District's Community Programs funding, and is coupled with a separate allocation of $800,000 to cover administrative costs at the L.A. County Development Authority.
"The proposed development is designed to be an impactful mixed-use development that provides a one-stop housing and wellness solution for low-income and homeless seniors, including an array of on-site health services and economic development opportunities accessible to the surrounding community, such as job creation and education and training programs," writes Supervisor Janice Hahn in a motion to allocate the funding. "To enhance the residential development, the Project will provide community health and wellness services such as intensive care management and supportive services, on-site healthcare amenities including a community health clinic with comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and elderly care services."
The project, which was approved by Cudahy officials in 2020, is envisioned as a five-story building featuring a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings with 20,000 square feet of commercial uses at street level and semi-subterranean parking for 190 vehicles.
AC Martin was designing the project at the time of its approval.
Hahn's motion bills the project as a way to address health and wellness outcomes in Cudahy, which ranks as the second most densely-populated community in California, but also has one of the state's lowest median household income levels.
The project from Prima Development may be a sign of things to come for the working-class city, as additional County-owned sites surrounding the intersection of Santa Ana Street and Atlantic Avenue are also poised for redevelopment.
- Cudahy (Urbanize LA)