Nearly a year-and-a-half after we last dropped by, the wood frame of Leeward Plaza has taken shape in MacArthur Park.

The project, located on a .85-acre site at 2925-2951 W. Leeward Avenue, consists of a five-story building that will feature 80 apartments above a parking garage.  Plans call for a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom dwellings between 663 and 1,764 square feet in size.

Mega Home - a company based out of Commerce - is the project's developer.

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Highland Park Senior Housing Project Faces Appeal

Plans call for a three-story building with 17 residential units.

This week, the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will take up an appeal of the St. Mary Senior Citizen Housing Project, a proposed senior apartment building in Highland Park. The project, the applicant for which is listed as the Presiding priest of the Holy Virgin Mary, calls for the construction of a three-story, 17-unit development at 767 N. Avenue 50.