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East L.A. Community Corporation continues to move forward with plans for an affordable housing complex in El Sereno, with a release of the project's environmental study.

The Rosa de Castilla Apartments, a property at 4208 E. Huntington Drive South, would replace a commercial structure and a parking lot with a pair of four-story buildings featuring 85 residential units, 2,500 square feet of retail space and 68 parking stalls in a basement garage.  Units in the proposed low-rise development would cater to households at the extremely low, very low, and low-income levels, as well as to seniors and disabled veterans.

Renderings of the project by FSY Architects portray a contemporary design with an exterior accented by metal panels.  Open space would be provided through a garden and hiking trail built into a hillside at the back of the property.

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LA Phil Unveils Frank Gehry Design for New YOLA Center in Inglewood

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2019.
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Yesterday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic unveiled architectural designs by Gehry Partners for the new Judity and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center @ Inglewood, the future permanent home of the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). The $14.5-million project will transform a former branch of Security Pacific Bank at 101 S. La Brea Avenue into a light-filled, flexible facility capable of hosting rehearsals, classes, and performances.  It will serve up to 500 students each year from Inglewood and surrounding communities.