Southern California may be shrouded by thick fog this week, but progress on an affordable housing complex is clear in South Los Angeles.

Paloma Terrace, a development from the Retirement Housing Foundation, has now reached its fourth and final level above ground.  The approximately $15-million project will include 59 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

According to a document from the California State Treasurer's Office, rents in the low-rise complex will range from $458 to $1,272 per month.  Units will be reserved for households making between 30% and 60% of the Los Angeles area median income.

The building, designed by Killefer Flammang Architects (KFA), includes activity rooms, a private library, a basketball court and a central courtyard.  KFA designed Paloma Terrance for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its environmentally-friendly features and energy-efficiences, under the LEED for Homes program (a product of the U.S. Green Building Council).

The project is replacing an approximately .95-acre lot at 5000-5024 S. Main Street.  A completion date is currently unclear.

Immediately north of the development site, another vacant lot has given way for an expansion of what will eventually become a charter middle school.

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Another project through the Transit Oriented Communities program.

A 9,300-square-foot surface parking lot in Westlake is slated for development, according to plans filed last week with the City of Los Angeles.

The property, located at 366 S. Loma Drive, could see the construction of a six-story building featuring 39 apartments - including affordable units - above a partially subterranean parking garage.