A new affordable housing development catering to low-income seniors and the formerly homeless is under construction in Pico-Union.

The project, called Westmore Linden, is now rising on an L-shaped site at 1250 S. Westmoreland Avenue.  West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation is constructing two buildings - a seven-story structure fronting Pico Boulevard and a three-story structure fronting Westmoreland - which will contain 93 apartments set aside for formerly homeless persons and seniors making between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income, as well one manager's unit.  The affordable apartments - consisting entirely of studio and one-bedroom floor plans - will be offered with monthly rents ranging between $236 and $1,014 per month, including utilities, according to a document published by the California Treasurer's Office.

Urban Architecture Lab is designing Westmore Linden, which will feature both concrete and wood-frame construction.  Renderings portray a common podium-level amenity deck linking the two buildings, complementing onsite supportive services that include case-management services for formerly homeless residences.

Completion of the new apartments is anticipated in 2019.

WHCHC will follow Westmore Linden with a second 93-unit apartment building on an abutting site at the corner of Pico Boulevard and Elden Avenue.