At the southwest corner of 55th and Main Streets in South Park, a vacant auto repair shop has been razed to make way for a new development featuring affordable housing and supportive services.

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The project, now taking shape at 5501-5513 S. Main Street, is being developed by Gardena-based Highridge Costa Development. A construction permit issued last year by the Department of Building and Safety describes the project as a five-story structure which will feature 57 residential units - 56 of which would be permanent supportive housing.

Project entitlements include density bonus incentives permitting reductions to zoning-required setbacks and open space, as well as increases in allowable height and floor area.

Egan Simon Architecture is designing the Main Street building, which is depicted in a rendering as a contemporary low-rise structure with a courtyard fronting a 55th Street and a terrace deck on the fourth floor.

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Highridge Costa previously partnered on the construction of a mixed-use supportive housing development rising just south of Exposition Park, and has obtained approvals for a similar project near the intersection of 21st Street and Central Avenue.

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