Across the street from Mariachi Plaza, a $32-million affordable housing complex by McCormack Baron Salzar is quickly taking form, so shows an image sent by photographer Michael Hayes.

The project, known as the Santa Cecilia Apartments, will feature 80 apartments set aside for families making between 30 and 60 percent of the Los Angeles area median income.  Rents will range from $450 to $1,200 per month.

Designed by DE Architects, the five-story building matches the aesthetics of other nearby structures, including the historic Boyle Hotel across the intersection.  A small parking lot along the east side of the property provides separation from adjacent homes, while a 4,000-square-foot ground-floor retail space activates the corner of 1st Street and Boyle Avenue.

Completion of the project is expected at some point in 2017.

Developments are also in the works for properties across Boyle Avenue.

Image courtesy of DE Architects

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LOHA-Designed Houses Coming to Franklin Village

Five small lot homes to rise north of the 101 Freeway.

Work is getting underway for a new set of small lot houses near Franklin Village in Hollywood, according to a representative of developer ROM Investments.

The project, located at 1826 Canyon Drive, will consist of five single-family residences, each featuring two bedrooms, 2.5-bathrooms, rooftop decks, and two-car garages.