A developer could secure up to $45 million in bonds to construct a large affordable housing complex on an empty lot in South Los Angeles, per a motion introduced last week by City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson.
The proposed development, named the the Manchester Urban Homes, would rise from a 2.7 acres of land at the northwest corner of 88th Street and Broadway. The proposed project would create a total of 122 residential units - including a 76-unit apartment building facing Broadway and 46 townhomes on land at the rear of the site - accompanied by street-fronting amenities and retail space.
Neighborhood Housing Services of L.A. County, the non-profit developer behind the project, recently secured entitlements using Transit Oriented Communities development incentives to permit a larger structure than allowed by local zoning rules. The organization's proposed project would include a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, all of which would be set aside as deed-restricted affordable housing save for two manager's units.
John V. Mutlow Architects, Inc. is designing the project, which would include a four-story structure facing Broadway and a series of townhomes located in eight two-story buildings to the west.
Other projects planned nearby include a mixed-use apartment complex slated for city-owned land at 94th Street and Broadway.
In a separate motion, 15th District Councilmember Joe Buscaino indicates that developer Century Housing Corp. is requesting up to $26.5 million in bonds for the construction of a new supportive housing complex in Wilmington.
The project, planned for an empty lot at 841 N. Banning Boulevard, calls for the construction of a multi-story building featuring 64 residential units.
Century Housing was previously allocated $8 million in Measure HHH funding for the proposed development, which would carry a total cost of more than $31 million.
Both motions were approved by the full City Council as part of its consent calendar agenda on October 20. Issuance of funding will be subject to a future vote.