More than one year our last update, modular units have been hoisted into place at the site of a new multifamily residential complex from SoLa Impact in the unincorporated community of Westmont.

The project at 11001 S. Vermont Avenue, which replaced a string of small commercial buildings, consists of a five-story structure which will feature 84 one-bedroom apartments. That total including 21 units of permanent supportive and deed-restricted affordable housing.

Construction at 11001 S Vermont AvenueUrbanize LA

The Architects Collective is designing the project, which has an L-shaped footprint, and will feature other elements such as a lobby, a community room, a laundry facility, and social services offices on its ground floor. Additionally, a small parking lot is planned at the rear of the property.

"A series of five-foot wide light wells accords a uniform rhythm to the building façade as the light slot created by the living room window is mirrored with the adjacent unit and stacked," reads a design narrative. "A significant design innovation is the use of light-gauge steel framing for modular construction, which offers greater longevity and ease of installation relative to typical wood-frame modules."

View from southern property line looking northeastThe Architects Collective

SoLa Impact, founded in2015, is developing a number of similar affordable and mixed-income projects across South Los Angeles. The developer is working with The Architects Collective on a similar mixed-income development now rising Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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