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Nonprofit developer Abode Communities has topped out at its Rolland Curts Gardens development just south of USC.

The $63-million development, which replaced an older apartment complex of the same name, will consist of one-to-five-story buildings containing 140 rental units, 8,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, and a landscaped courtyard.  Parking for 114 vehicles is also being built on the property.

The mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments will be targeted toward households making between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income.  Rents will be set between $466 and $1,354 per month.

Completion of the Rolland Curtis Gardens project is anticipated in 2019.  Abode is now accepting applications for the property.

The property, located next to Metro's Expo/Vermont Station, is not the only project with affordable units coming to the neighborhood.  Just north on Vermont Avenue, a mixed-income development is set to rise from the former site of the Bethune Library.

Rolland Curtis Gardens
Rolland Curtis Gardens
Rendering of Rolland Curtis Gardens via Abode Communiteis
Rendering of Rolland Curtis Gardens via Abode Communiteis

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