Last week, Los Angeles County officials and nonprofit developer Mercy Housing broke ground on Baldwin Rose Family Veteran Housing, a 54-unit affordable housing complex for formerly homeless and low-income veterans in El Monte.

The project, located at Bessie and Baldwin Avenues, will feature six buildings offering one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments priced for individuals making between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income.  Rents at the property will range between $488 and $1,173 per month.

TCA Architects is designing the project, with landscape design by TGP Landscape Architects.  Renderings show contemporary buildings, integrated with outdoor green space.

The development is budgeted at approximately $31 million.

Image via TGP Landscape Architects
Image via TGP Landscape Architects

Proposed Weingart Center Towers Take a Step Forward

The Downtown nonprofit hopes to build high-rise affordable housing at 6th and San Pedro.

In early 2017, the Weingart Center for the Homeless filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct new affordable housing on two sites at the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  That project has taken a key step forward, with the publication of an environmental report by the Department of City Planning