South L.A. Bike Path to Open Concurrently with Crenshaw/LAX Line

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.

Senior Affordable Housing Planned Near Blue Line Station

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.

Affordable Housing Completed in South L.A.

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.

Affordable Housing Rises in South Los Angeles

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.