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Nonprofit developer A Community of Friends is nearing completion on Arlington Square, a new affordable housing complex in Arlington Heights.

The four-story building, located at the corner of Venice Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, features 48 studio and one-bedroom apartments which are set aside for special needs individuals.  The target population for the low-rise development are formerly homeless individuals, those with mental illness, and veterans.

Designed by Y&M Architects, the project features amenity spaces such as a common room, a fitness center, on-site laundry facilities and a landscaped courtyard.

ACOF is pursuing LEED Gold Certification for the development.

Rendering by Y&M Architects
Rendering by Y&M Architects
Rendering by Y&M 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.
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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.

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