In Koreatown, wood framing is now complete for a new senior affordable housing complex being built by Meta Housing Corp at 433 S. Vermont Avenue.
The project, considered the second phase of L.A. County's Vermont Corridor project, is being developed by Meta and Western Community Housing on the former site of a government office building. At completion, the new six-story building will feature 72 residential units - all reserved for seniors earning between 25 and 60 percent of the area median income - above a 12,500-square-foot YMCA located at the ground floor.
Designed by Y&M Architects is designing the contemporary podium-type apartment complex is also planned to include community rooms, courtyards, and on-site services for residents.
At the time of its groundbreaking more than three years ago, the project was slated to open by March 2021.
As mentioned above, the project is the second component of the County's Vermont Corridor project, which has transformed multiple sites located to the north of the Wilshire/Vermont subway station. The initial phase, completed in mid-2021, is a 20-story office tower which now serves as the new headquarters of the County's Department of Mental Health.
The third and final phase of the plan, which has yet to begin construction, originally called for converting the Department's former headquarters at Vermont and 6th Street transformed into 172 apartments. However, the County has since reconsidered that plan, instead opting to spend up to $170 million to retrofit and expand the building to retain it as offices.
- Vermont Corridor (Urbanize LA)