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Nonprofit developers Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California have completed construction of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar, two projects feature 176 affordable homes near the L.A. Waterfront in Wilmington

The two developments are considered the fourth and final phase of the New Dana Strand Revitalization, which includes 25 newly constructed residential buildings that house 750 low-income persons and provide on-site services.

Planning for the New Dana Strand began nearly 20 years ago, when the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles looked to reinvent a 20-acre public housing site with just 384 apartments in a collection of dilapidated buildings that were created as military housing following World War II.  The new construction includes a mix of garden-style homes, townhomes, apartments, and a community center.

The newest additions to the Dan aStrand - the Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar - have already received 3,000 rental applications for its 176 units.

The $71-million development, which includes 35,000 square feet of open space and recreational areas, sits just north of the Wilmington Waterfront Park.

Rendering of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar via Abode Communities