In a meeting dominated by debate over a controversial ordinance restricting homeless encampments, the Los Angeles City Council also voted unanimously to issue up to $18.1 million in tax-exempt bonds for the construction of a new affordable housing development in South Los Angeles.

View of 1613 Manchester Avenue looking northeastWithee Malcolm Architects

John Stanley, Inc., the developer behind the project at 1613 W. Manchester Avenue, has obtained approvals to replace the parking lot of the Southside Church of Christ with a five-story edifice featuring 50 residential units - including 49 to be set aside for very low-income households.  Plans call for a mix of studio and one-bedroom dwellings, as well as 100 parking stalls in a two-level podium garage.

The developer employed Transit Oriented Communities incentives to achieve greater height and density than permitted by the property's base zoning.

Withee Malcolm Architects is designing the apartment complex, which would be reserved for seniors.  Architectural plans depict a contemporary low-rise structure incorporating a laundry facility and a club room.

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John Stanley, Inc., which is based in Los Angeles, owns market-rate and affordable apartment communities across multiple jurisdictions in Southern and Northern California, according to the company's website.

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