In Vermont Square, wood framing is starting to rise at the future site of a permanent supportive housing complex from RMG Housing.

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Located at the former site of an abandoned building at 4604 S. Western Avenue, the new development will consist of a five-story edifice featuring 49 studio and one-bedroom apartments, all of which would be reserved for formerly homeless persons save for a manager's unit.

RMG entitled the project using Transit Oriented Communities incentives, allowing no on-site parking and a larger structure than otherwise permitted by base zoning.

City records indicate that E.D.D.G., Inc. is designing 4604 Western, which is depicted in a rendering as a contemporary low-rise structure.

4604-4612 S. Western Avenue. Image via Google Maps.

According to a project landing page on RMG Housing website, the Western Avenue development will include on-site services provided by Homeless Healthcare of Los Angeles, as well as a community room and computer lab for use by residents and neighbors.

RMG Housing, per a recent profile in the Los Angeles Times, is paying for its new slate of projects through a $100-million social impact fund which, which allows it to build supportive housing faster and at a lower cost than similar developments relying on tax credits and government sources.

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