Just north of the I-5 Freeway in Boyle Heights, the modular units of a new affordable housing complex from Mercy Housing California have reached their peak.

The project, located at 3552 Whittier Boulevard, consists of a four-story building which will feature 63 studio apartments, with an average size of 305 square feet, as well as one manager's unit.

Construction at 3552 Whittier BoulevardUrbanize LA

Abode Communities designing the apartment complex, which is portrayed in a rendering with a white stucco exterior.

In April 2022, the Los Angeles City Council approved $18.6 million of funding for the project, which has a total estimated cost of $35.4 million. That translates to a per-unit price tag of roughly $553,000.

3552 Whittier BoulevardGoogle Maps

The new development follows a pair of similar affordable projects completed by Meta Housing at Whittier Boulevard's intersection with Downey Avenue in the neighboring unincorporated community of East Los Angeles.

The same team attached to 3552 Whittier is also behind similar projects planned or underway in San Pedro, Harbor City, Reseda and Chatsworth.

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