Heavy equipment has arrived at the site of a shuttered food processing plant in Central-Alameda, where local development firm Thomas Safran & Associates has commenced work on its latest subsidized affordable housing complex.
Located at 4020 S. Compton Avenue, the now under-construction project will consist of a trio of three-story buildings featuring 127 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and parking for 130 vehicles. All of the new housing is to be reserved for qualifying renters at the low- and extremely low-income levels.
Anand Devarajan Architecture is designing the project, called Parkview, which is depicted in renderings as a collection of contemporary low-rise buildings with jagged rooflines and articulated facades. The housing would be located around the perimeter of the site, flanking two central lawns that would provide open space for residents.
An environmental report circulated by the City of Los Angeles in 2019 estimated that the Parkview project would be built over an approximately 26-month period.
Funding for the development includes a $40.2-million allocation from the State of California through the California Housing Accelerator program. The state has also contributed $2 million toward infrastructure investments such as bike lanes, curbs and gutters, new water and sewer lines, and broadband equipment near the project site.
Thomas Safran & Associates, in addition to Parkview, is midway through construction at a $120-million affordable housing complex just south of the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, and is planning a mixed-income development on a former oil drilling site in Arlington Heights.
- 4020 S Compton Avenue (Urbanize LA)