A proposal from  Meta Housing Corp. to redevelop the site of a car wash next to the A Line's Florence Station in unincorporated Florence-Firestone moves closer to reality, following a vote taken by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

On October 17, the Board voted to adopt a resolution approving the issuance of up to $51.3 million in multifamily housing mortgage revenue notes for the construction of the Metro @ Florence Apartments, which would rise at 7220 Maie Avenue. That money would go toward the construction of a new seven-story building featuring 160 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments reserved for households earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income level. A total of 72 units would be furnished and set aside as permanent supportive housing.

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The Metro @ Florence project would also include approximately 12,300 square feet of open space for residents, 3,100 square feet of ground-floor retail, and 2,100 square feet of community and office space. Amenities would include a community room, an outdoor courtyard, a rooftop deck, and parking for 120 vehicles.

A rendering depicts the completed building as a contemporary podium-type structure, with the car wash's "Florence" sign incorporated into the front facade.

The vote by the Board of Supervisors comes just over one month after the California Strategic Growth Council awarded $30.8 million for the project - part of $187 million granted to Los Angeles area affordable housing developments through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program. The state money will cover the cost of on-site supportive services, laundry facilities, outdoor recreation areas, and the purchase of nine zero emission buses.

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L.A. County recently approved $21.4 million in funding for another Florence-Firestone affordable housing development - an 85-unit complex now taking shape at 2111 Firestone Boulevard.

The Metro site sites east across Maie Avenue from AMCAL's 109-unit Florence Apartments, another affordable housing complex recently built on the former site of the Florence Library.

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