A proposed east-west bike path through South Los Angeles now has an opening date. According to a post on Metro’s blog the Source, the Rail-to-Rail/River Project is scheduled to open in 2019, shortly before the anticipated completion date of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line. The project, which has been spearheaded by the office of County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, would convert a portion of the Harbor Subdivision right-of-way into an active transportation corridor capable of accommodating cyclists and pedestrians.
An affordable housing complex could rise in Florence, mere steps from a station on Metro’s Blue Line. According to a motion put forth by Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles County plans to enter into negotiations with AMCAL Multi-Housing regarding the potential construction of senior affordable apartments on three parcels at 1600-1616 E. Florence Avenue. The nearly one-acre site is currently developed with a commercial building, surface parking and the Florence Library, which would be incorporated into the ground-floor of the proposed development.
Killefer Flammang Architects has announced the completion of Paloma Terrace, a new affordable housing complex by the Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF Housing). The four-story building, located at 5000 S. Main Street in South Los Angeles, features 59 residential units reserved for low-income families. Paloma Terrace sits directly across the street from Broadwood Terrace, an 89-unit sister facility which opened in 2015. The two properties arrive just as RHF - one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of housing for older adults - celebrates its 55th anniversary.
Southern California may be shrouded by thick fog this week, but progress on an affordable housing complex is clear in South Los Angeles. Paloma Terrace, a development from the Retirement Housing Foundation, has now reached its fourth and final level above ground. The approximately $15-million project will include 59 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. According to a document from the California State Treasurer’s Office, rents in the low-rise complex will range from $458 to $1,272 per month.