Last December, the Retirement Housing Foundation broke ground on the Crenshaw Villas, a $23-million senior affordable housing complex in West Adams.

Construction has now progressed to the third floor above ground at the project, which is located at the northwest corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and 28th Street.  The completed product will consist of a five-story edifice, featuring 50 apartments for low-income seniors and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

RHF will offer one- and two-bedroom apartments with rents between $466 and $933 per month.  The units will be set aside for potential tenants making between 30 percent and 50 percent of the area median income.

Urban Architecture Lab designed the podium-type building, which is expected to open in 2018.

A similar project from RHF is also under construction a short distance south on Crenshaw Boulevard.  Both developments are located within walking distance of Metro's Expo/Crenshaw Station.