At the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in East Hollywood, the wrapping is off for a mixed-use affordable housing development from Little Tokyo Service Center.

The six-story development, located on property surrounding the entrance to the B Line's Vermont/Santa Monica Station, will feature 187 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units above ground-floor commercial space when completed. The apartments are divided into 94 units of permanent supportive housing and 91 units of affordable housing priced for very low-income households, with two units reserved for on-site managers.

View looking southwest from Santa Monica BoulevardUrbanize LA

Rents for the affordable and supportive units are to be set at levels catering to households earning at or below 30 and 50 percent of the area median income level.

Koning Eizenberg is designing the Santa Monica Vermont apartments, which will renovate the Metro plaza with a mobility hub and improved transit shelters. The building's ground floor is expected to include a health center and a food court, which will open onto the plaza.

At the time of its groundbreaking, the more than $118 million project was on track for completion in 2024.

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The new project is one of a handful of large, mixed-use buildings now planned or under construction near Vermont/Santa Monica Station, including an 85-unit building which began work earlier this year next door and a 177-unit complex now underway one block to the east.

LTSC, in addition to its East Hollywood project, is active on its home turf. The non-profit developer broke ground last year on another affordable and supportive housing developments at the former home of the Umeya Rice Cake Company, and started work earlier this year on a project next to the Japanese American National Museum.

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