The Gateway at Willowbrook, which was built upon a formerly vacant lot at 11737 Wilmington Avenue, features 105 one- and two-bedroom apartments reserved for low-income and formerly homeless seniors. Rents are set between $864 and $1,126 per month, with residents allowed to use Section 8 vouchers.
Thomas Safran & Associates built the five-story edifice, which includes an 8,000-square-foot space at the ground floor which will serve as the new home of the Willowbrook Library. Other project amenities include a community room, a computer room, and a fitness center.
“The Gateway at Willowbrook marked the first time that Los Angeles County partnered with the private sector to provide not only housing, but also a library,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said in a statement. “This is the epitome of what high-quality and affordable development and services can and should look like.”
Construction is currently underway for a $109-million renovation of the Rosa Parks/Willowbrook Metro Rail Station, a project that is occurring concurrently with a phased closure and rebuild of the beleaguered Blue Line.
Thomas Safran & Associates is one of the most prolific builders of low-income housing in Los Angeles County. Other ongoing projects include a new apartment complex targeted at veterans in Carson and the proposed redevelopment of the West L.A. animal shelter.
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