Abode Communities has completed construction of a $63-million affordable housing complex near USC.
The Rolland Curtis Gardens, located at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Wisconsin street, features 140 residential units, 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and parking for 114 vehicles.
The apartments - which come in a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans - are geared towards households making at or below 30 and 60 percent of the area median income. Rents are set between $466 and $1,354 per month.
Designed by Abode Communities, the project includes buildings ranging between one and five stories in height, wrapping around a central landscaped courtyard. Its retail storefronts face Exposition Boulevard and the adjacent Expo/Vermont Metro rail stop.
The Rolland Curtis Gardens project is a redevelopment of a smaller 48-unit affordable rental complex, which Abode and TRUST South L.A. purchased for $9 million in 2012. The property's prior owner had intended to convert the apartments to market rate after their affordability covenants expired in 2011. Prior building management was cited by the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department for several safety violations, according to California Health Report.
Abode Communities is planning several affordable developments in the City of Los Angeles, including projects in West Adams, Westlake, and Boyle Heights. The non-profit recently broke ground on a 36-unit apartment complex near the intersection of Western Avenue and Imperial Highway.
- Rolland Curtis Gardens (Urbanize LA)
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