In Long Beach, framing is now complete for a mixed-use affordable housing complex from non-profit developer Mercy Housing California at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

The project, called PCH and MLK for its address, occupies a previously vacant lot at 901-941 E. Pacific Coast Highway. The four-story development, which broke ground in March 2022, will include 67 apartments at completion, as well as approximately 4,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and parking for 38 vehicles.

View looking northwest from intersection of PCH and MLKUrbanize LA

All of the new apartments are to be reserved for senior households, and will offer rents priced for the for low-, and very low-, and extremely low-income levels. The Long Beach Business Journal previously reported that the project's income limits translate to households earning from roughly $19,725 to $47,340 per year.

Studio One Eleven is designing the MLK and PCH, which was previously described in a staff report to the Long Beach Planning Commission as a having blends of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture. The low-rise structure will be clad in smooth stucco, fiber cement siding, and metal, and include a  podium-level courtyard, a community room, and a common laundry facility.

MLK and PCH locationStudio One Eleven

Completion is on track to occur in Fall 2023, according to a project website.

Mercy Housing's other Los Angeles-area developments include new projects in Downtown, Reseda, Chatsworth, and Sherman Oaks.

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