In Mid-City, concrete and rebar are rising at the site of the Washington Arts Collective, a new affordable and supportive housing complex from developer Meta Housing Corp.

Construction of the Washington Arts CollectiveUrbanize LA

The project, which replaces a pair of city-owned surface parking lots located at 4600 and 4601 Washington Boulevard, will consist of two four-story buildings containing a combined total of 56 apartments - including 20 units for formerly homeless families and individuals and 35 units for low-income families.

Designed by Y&M Architects, the Washington Arts Collective will include a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, in addition to ground-floor gallery and rehearsal space, courtyards, meeting rooms, music rooms, and parking for 100 vehicles. Renderings depict the finished product as a pair of contemporary low-rise structures clad in brick.

Funding for the Washington Arts Collective includes tax credit equity, bonds, Measure HHH funds, and No Place Like funds, contributing to a total estimated price tag of $38.5 million.

Rendering of 4600 Washington BoulevardY&M Architects

West Los Angeles-based Meta Housing Corp. ranks among Los Angeles County's most prolific affordable housing developers, and is currently in the construction or entitlement stages for multiple apartment buildings in Glendale, Downtown, East Los Angeles, North Hills, and Canoga Park.

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