Six months since our last update, wood framing is on the rise for a new SoLa Impact development just south of the K Line's Leimert Park Station.

The Crenshaw Lofts, now rising at 4611 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, will eventually consist of a seven-story building featuring 195 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments above subterranean parking.

View from Sankofa ParkKFA Architecture

Project entitlements include Transit Oriented Communities incentives permitting a larger building than would normally be allowed by zoning rules. In exchange, 22 of the new apartments are to be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.

KFA Architecture is designing the project, which is depicted in plans as a contemporary podium-type building clad in orange, black, and white cement plaster. Courtyards would be located at street level and above the building's second floor, with additional open space provided through a rooftop amenity deck.

At street level, plans call for a more than 9,000-square-foot tech and entertainment center, intended to provide access to provide young people from the surrounding neighborhood with paid internships in production and entertainment fields. The space is being built through a partnership between SoLa Impact and Live Nation.

Completion of the Crenshaw Lofts is expected in late 2025, according to the SoLa Impact website.

Construction at 4065 S. Crenshaw BoulevardUrbanize LA

The project, which is under construction less than one year after the debut of the K Line, joins a number of projects now in the works surrounding Leimert Park Station. A similar 101-unit development with retail is proposed for a site located one block north along Crenshaw, and a smaller mixed-use building is now rising from a site on 43rd Street.

The project site also sits just west of Sankofa Park, the northern bookend of the 1.3-mile Destination Crenshaw public art and open space project.

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