East of Downtown Glendale, two affordable housing developments are taking shape at the former Harrower Laboratory and Clinic site.

Street-level view of Harrower VillageAbode Communities

At 912 E. Broadway, non-profit developer Abode Communities is converting the former Harrower building into 40 homes for older adults, accompanied by on-site resident services and amenities such as a central courtyard.

The two-story structure, completed in 1921, has previously housed offices, production space, and a school for special needs children. The City of Glendale acquired the property in 2019, and began soliciting developers for affordable housing on the property. It is expected that the building will qualify for the National Register of Historic Places following the completion of the adaptive reuse and restoration.

View of Citrus Crossing from Cedar StreetUrbanize LA

Next door at 900 E. Broadway, Los Angeles-based Meta Housing Corp. is midway through construction of the Citrus Crossing apartments, a new-build project which will feature 127 senior apartments, reserved for households earning between 30 and 70 percent of the area median income level.

AC Martin is designing the six-story development, which will also include an 8,000-square-foot plaza, a rooftop deck, two community rooms, a senior services room, and a two-level subterranean parking garage.

View from E BroadwayKFA Architecture

Both projects are slated for completion in 2024.

While the two projects from Meta and Abode account for a combined 167 homes, they are far from the largest affordable housing development under construction in Glendale. That distinction goes to the 340-unit complex from Linc Housing and National CORE which is now rising at 515 Pioneer Drive.

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