Construction is now underway for the Coronel Apartments, a new affordable housing complex from Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.

The project, located just south of Hollywood Boulevard, spans approximately .75 acres between Serrano Avenue and Hobart Boulevard.  Plans call for a four-story edifice, featuring 54 one-, two- and three-bedroom dwellings.

The Coronel will cater towards families making between 30 and 50 percent of the Los Angeles area median income, with montly rents ranging from $488 to $1,354.

Killefer Flammang Architects designed the low-rise development, which will integrate an existing 1920s pueblo style home at the Serrano streetfront.

Image via Killefer Flammang Architects

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City Looks to Update Land Use and Transportation Along Rail-to-River Corridor

A freight railway that cuts through South L.A. is set for rebirth as an active transportion corridor.

In 2012, Metro began exploring the possibility of transforming a segment of a former freight rail right-of-way that cuts through the heart of South Los Angeles into an active transportation project.  The project, now known as the Rail-to-River corridor, would convert the Harbor Subdivision - which runs east-to-west along Florence and Slauson Avenues - for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

To capitalize on this investment, the Cit