Construction has now gone vertical for Mosaic Gardens at Westlake, a new affordable housing complex just outside of Downtown Los Angeles.

The $57-million project from LINC Housing Corporation broke ground last summer, and rises from a long vacant property at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Lucas Avenue.  At completion, it will consist of a six-story building featuring 125 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for the formerly homeless and households making between 30 and 60 percent of the Los Angeles area median income.  Rents in the building will range between $398 and $1,295 per month.

Lahmon Architects is designing the podium-type development, which is pursuing LEED Platinum Certification through features such as drought tolerant landscaping, a storm water management system and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.

Completion is expected in mid-2018.

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Panorama City Development Swaps Retail Space for More Housing

Proposed develompent would replace a shuttered Montgomery Ward.

A proposed $150-million development at the site of a shuttered Montgomery Ward in Panorama City may be trading retail space for more housing, according to an agenda item at next week's meeting of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

The ICON at Panorama, when first announced by its developer the Icon Co., called for replacing the former department store at Roscoe Boulevard and Tobias Avenue with 422 apartments and approximately 200,000 sq