Nearly two years after we last dropped by, vertical construction is complete for a two-building mixed-use complex in East Hollywood.

Located at 5245 Santa Monica boulevard, the project will feature 49 apartments above 45,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.  A five-story structure greets Santa Monica Boulevard, with upper levels set back to create terraces and an interior courtyard set into the building.  The back of the property, located on Virginia Avenue, will feature a smaller three-story edifice.

The Albert Group Architects designed the project, which will feature an exterior of reddish-brown sandstone and gray cement panels.

Image courtesy of TAG Architects

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Senior Affordable Housing Opens Near Orange County's Great Park

The two-building development features 157 apartments.

Developers Related California and FivePoint have opened a new affordable housing complex near Irvine's Great Park.  The project, called Luxaira, features 157 residential units catering to low-income seniors.  It is the second senior affordable development to be built in the Great Park neighborhoods by Related, FivePoint, and collaborator RCC Charitage.  To date, more than 500 affordable housing units have been built around the park in four separate projects.