At a ceremony held on December 5, non-profit developer Community Corp. of Santa Monica broke ground on a new apartment complex which will be the first permanent supportive housing complex in the LAX-adjacent neighborhood of Westchester.
The Redtail Crossing apartments, which will rise from the former site of a Christian church at 8333 Airport Boulevard, calls for the construction of a new four-story edifice featuring 102 one-, two-, and three-bedroom residential units above 78 parking spaces on a single subterranean level.
According to an application for tax credit financing, Redtail Crossing will serve households earning between 15 and 70 percent of the area median income level, with monthly rents ranging from $332 to $2,151 per month.
Designed by KFA Architecture, the project is depicted in plans with an E-shaped footprint wrapping around two landscaped courtyards and a rear yard. Other components of the project include community rooms and case management offices for on-site service providers.
Per a landing page on the KFA website, Redtail Crossing will provide a mix of affordable and permanent supportive housing.
The more than $60-million project is expected to open to open for residents by 2024, according to a timeline included in the project's application for tax credit funding.
“This is a bright step forward for the city of Los Angeles and its residents in addressing the very serious need for affordable housing," said outgoing City Councilmember Mike Bonin in remarks at the ceremony. "These 102 units will not only will foster a sense of safety and community amongst their residents but will also represent a major step in creating a more sustainable Los Angeles. Red Tail Crossing enshrines the diversity and inclusion all Los Angeles residents deserve.”
While Community Corp. has made its name by building affordable housing in Santa Monica, the non-profit is no stranger to developing outside of its hometown. Community Corp.'s portfolio also includes Vista Ballona, a 50-unit affordable housing complex in Mar Vista, as well as a proposed 78-unit building on Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City.
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