After more than two years of construction, completion is nearing for a five-story apartment complex located just west of Downtown Los Angeles.

The project, located on a previously vacant lot at 742-746 S. Hartford Avenue, features 24 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a 39-car garage and a rooftop deck.

The contemporary podium-type building was designed by architect Daryoush Safai.

A 12-story apartment tower has been proposed for a property located immediately north.

Image via Daryoush Safai

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Senior Affordable Housing Coming to Santa Monica

Three-story development planned on 14th Street.

The Community Corporation of Santa Monica is pursuing the development of a new senior affordable housing complex just south of the 10 Freeway.

The proposed three-story edifice, slated for a 15,000-square-foot site at 1820 14th Street, would replace a series of smaller commercial buildings with 39 apartments reserved for low-income seniors.  Plans also call for a ground-floor community room, a laundry facility, a library, and one level of underground p