On a block long stretch of Main Street in South L.A.'s Florence neighborhood, the wrapping is off at a new permanent supportive housing from the Coalition for Responsible Community Development.
The project, which spans the east side of the street between 67th and 68th Streets, is being developed in partnership with New Economics for Women and the Amity Foundation. The four-story edifice, named Marcella Gardens, will feature 60 apartments - including 59 affordable units and one manager's unit.
The project, according to an April 2020 staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, will offer a mix of studio and one-bedroom dwellings priced for households earning at or below 30 and 50 percent of the area median income. Monthly rents are expected to range from $548 to $587 per month.
With a total budget of $32.4-million, Marcella Gardens has a per-unit cost of roughly $530,000. Funding sources include Measure HHH, Los Angeles County's No Place Like Home program, and other government programs.
Marcella Gardens is one of two projects slated for the stretch between 67th and 68th Streets. CRCD and its partners are also building a smaller 52-unit apartment complex named Ruth Teague next door.
Both developments are being designed by Koreatown-based QDG Architecture.
Construction of Marcella Gardens follows the completion of the Residences on Main, another supportive housing complex built by CRCD in partnership with LA Family Housing, which sits a block south at 69th and Main Streets.
- 6714 S Main Street (Urbanize LA)
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