The team behind a new supportive housing complex in Westlake built from prefabricated modular units is prepping for the construction of two similar projects in South Los Angeles.
Hope Street Development Group - led by HBG Construction Corp. and Aedis Real Estate Group - recently secured construction permits for a supportive housing complex on a half-acre site at Hyde Park and Crenshaw Boulevard. The project, called Hope on Hyde Park, will consist of a five-story building featuring 96 studio and one-bedroom apartments.
KTGY Architecture + Planning is designing the contemporary low-rise structure, which will include floor-to-ceiling glazing along street-level amenity spaces, as well as on-site social services, and a central courtyard for residents.
Completion of Hope on Hyde Park, which has an estimated budget of $40 million, is expected in the second quarter of 2022.
Hope Street Development Group's second project, called Hope on Broadway, is slated to replace a mortuary at 5130 S. Broadway in the South Park neighborhood.
The new five-story building, located on a quarter-acre corner lot, will consist of 49 studio and one-bedroom apartments as well as supportive services and resident amenities such as a courtyard and a roof deck.
KTGY's design for the Broadway development is described as having a monochrome color palette, emphasizing the texture of the perforated metal exterior.
The approximately $22.2-million development will offer a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments upon completion. Rents will range from $768 to $913 per month, according to a 2020 staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.
As with the Hyde Park project, completion is expected in the second quarter of 2022.
Both the Hyde Park and Broadway developments are funded in part through Proposition HHH, the $1.2-billion bond measure passed by Los Angeles voters in 2016 to fund new supportive housing citywide.
The use of prefabricated modular units at the series of Hope Street projects, according to a statement released by KTGY, is intended to make the developments replicable.
“Site work and foundations are done on site, while the modules – including customized interior finishes and fittings – are manufactured off-site and craned into place," said KTGY principal Mark Oberholzer in a prepared statement. "As the housing crisis continues, these projects are efficiently delivering new residences and services to people very much in need.”
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