While it may have been informally open for more than a year, a dedication ceremony held earlier this month marked the official launch of the Howard and Irene Levine Senior Community, a new development from Mercy Housing California in the Pico-Robertson community.

Aerial view of the Howard and Irene Levine Senior Community looking southwestJonathan Ramirez Archlenz Photography

Located on the former site of a city parking lot at 8862 W. Pico Boulevard, the  project consists of a six-story edifice featuring 48 studio and one-bedroom apartments above 68 parking spaces for residents and adjacent businesses. All of the apartments are reserved for low-income seniors, formerly homeless seniors, and veterans ages 62 and up.

KFA Architecture designed the podium-type building, which includes public parking for nearby stores and religious institutions, as well as terrace decks at the third floor and roof level with view of Century City and the Hollywood Hills. At the center of the building sits a courtyard space, surrounding by a community room, an exercise room, and supportive services offices for New Directions for Veterans.

“KFA has a long history of designing successful affordable housing," said KFA senior associate Kristyn Cosgrove in a statement. "Our design team viewed this project as an opportunity to provide a healthy and social environment for seniors, with varied spaces that foster different levels of privacy and community interaction.”

Aerial view of the Howard and Irene Levine Senior Community looking southJonathan Ramirez Archlenz Photography

Mercy Housing's other Los Angeles area developments include senior affordable housing projects now under construction in Sherman Oaks and Downtown.

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