A ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for this afternoon will mark the grand opening of a new affordable and permanent supportive housing complex next to the Crenshaw/LAX Line's Fairview Heights Station in Inglewood.
The Fairview Heights Apartments, located just east of Edward Vincent Jr. Park. at 923 E. Redondo Boulevard, replaced a Los Angeles County office building with a pair of four-story structures featuring 101 apartments one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above roughly 6,300 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.
With the exception of a single manager's unit, the apartments are split evenly between permanent supportive housing and general affordable housing catering to households earning between 30 and 80 percent of the area median income.
Linc and National CORE have partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Department of Mental Health to provide case management services for residents. Other on-site features to be located in the ground-floor commercial space include offices for local non-profit organization One For All, an Inglewood Police Department community drop-in center, and workforce innovation & talent Center in partnership with CVS Health.
KFA Architecture designed the two Spanish Colonial Revival-style buildings, courtyards and a street-fronting plaza. Other communal features include a computer lab, case management offices, tot lots, and picnic areas. A vertical, four-story mural called "Rise Above" adorns a portion of the building, which includes virtual reality features (accessed via a smart phone app) which show images of Inglewood history and culture.
The project, which is one of a handful of partnerships between National CORE and LINC Housing, joins another project also under construction near the Crenshaw Line's Fairview Heights Station. Last year, Abode Communities broke ground on 64-unit permanent supportive housing complex a few blocks north on West Boulevard.
After a three-year delay, the Fairview Heights Station, along with an initial segment of the Crenshaw/LAX Line, is scheduled to begin serving passengers later this year.
- Fairview Heights Apartments (Urbanize LA)