The tarp is gone at 2721 Wilshire Boulevard, revealing the white exterior new affordable housing complex across the street from Lafayette Park in Westlake.

The project from Los Angeles Housing Partnership and Richman Group, which replaced a surface parking lot adjacent to the historic Bryson building, consists of a new six-story edifice which will feature 64 apartments reserved for households earning between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income level. Roughly half of the apartments are to be set aside for formerly homeless persons.

Elevation for the Bryson IIAO

According to a notice published by the City of Los Angeles, the apartment complex will offer a mix of studio and one-bedroom dwellings, ranging from 313 to 638 square feet in size. Plans also call for an on-site laundry facility, case management offices, a fitness center, a rooftop deck, a common room, and parking for 20 vehicles.

AO is designing the contemporary low-rise structure.

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According to the Los Angeles Conservancy,  The Bryson was billed as the "largest and finest apartment house on the Pacific Coast," when completed in 1913. Built at a time when Westlake was a wealthy residential enclave on the outskirts of Downtown, the Bryson evolved with the surrounding neighborhood, transforming into an 81-unit income-restricted apartment building by 2001.

Los Angeles Housing Partnership, the owner of the building, has also worked on a ground-up affordable housing complex near the Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro station in collaboration with developer McCormack Baron Salazar.

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