Mercy Housing of California has broken ground for a new senior affordable housing development in Pico Robertson. 

Located at 8862-8876 W. Pico Boulevard, the project will consist of a six-story building featuring 48 apartments above a 68-car parking garage to serve tenants and nearby businesses.  The roughly $28.7-million development will offer a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments reserved for seniors marking between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income.  Rents are to be set at $456 and $976 per month.

KFA Architecture is designing the mid-rise structure, which will incorporate open space amenities such as a central courtyard, a community room, an exercise room, and a rooftop garden.  The building makes use of open corridors to allow for natural ventilation and light into its interior.

Mercy Housing's other Los Angeles area projects include a joint venture with Abode Communities on the Dana Strand development in Wilmington.  The nonprofit is also part of a team vying for the opportunity to redevelop the Rancho San Pedro housing complex.