Slowly but surely, a new multifamily residential development from SoLa Impact in South L.A.'s Florence neighborhood.

The concrete podium of the project has now been completed at the southeast corner of 61st and Main Streets, where SoLa will eventually build a four-story edifice featuring 87 one-bedroom apartments above street-level parking for 44 vehicles.

Construction at 6100 S. Main StreetUrbanize LA

Project entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives, permitting a larger building than allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, 18 of the apartments are to be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the low- and extremely low-income levels. Those would offset the loss of nine rent-stabilized units which were demolished to make way for the new construction.

The Architects Collective is the project at 6100 S. Main Street, which will be composed of prefabricated modular units on its three upper floors. Renderings depict a U-shaped structure above the first floor, creating space for a central courtyard area. Plans also call for a rooftop amenity deck.

6100 S Main StreetGoogle Maps

"The design challenge was to develop a comfortable one-bedroom apartment module that meets the stringent code requirements of the federal Section 8 housing voucher program within a 400 [square foot] unit," reads a narrative from The Architects Collective's website. "Each unit includes one-bedroom window and one living room window, allowing ample light and air into the interiors.  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."

SoLa Impact has also ventured into prefabricated construction at a similar mixed-income project at 11001 S. Vermont Avenue in the nearby unincorporated community of Westmont.

Follow us on social media: 

Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIn / Threads / Instagram