Local developer Thomas Safran & Associates is in the midst of construction for a senior affordable housing complex in Willowbrook, near a busy transfer station between Metro’s Blue and Green Lines. The Gateway at Willowbrook, now rising from a formerly vacant plot at 11737 Wilmington Avenue, will consist of a five-story building featuring 105 income-restricted units. Plans call for a mixture of one- and two-bedroom floor plans, with rents up to $949 per month.
According to the website of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, a $38.5 million grant from the California Transportation Commission will allow Metro to move forward with the long-awaited modernization of the Willowbrook-Rosa Parks Station. Rosa Parks Station - situated in the unincorporated community of Willowbrook - is the 4th busiest in the Metro Rail network, serving more than 30,000 daily passengers on the Blue and Green Lines. However, due to its location amidst the bowels of the 105 Freeway, the station has frequently been criticized for its spartan amenities and poor pedestrian accessibility.