Now seven months into construction, the Rolland Curtis Gardens redevelopment is cresting above ground near Exposition Park.

The project, which is being built next to Metro's Expo/Vermont Station by nonprofit developer Abode Communities, will feature interconnected one-to-five-story buildings featuring 140 apartments, 8,000 square feet of commercial space, and a landscaped courtyard area.  Plans also call for a 114-car garage within the new development.

Per the California State Treasurer's office, the new apartments will come in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, with rents ranging between $466 and $1,354 per month.  The units will be targeted to households making between 30 and 60 percent of the Los Angeles area median income.

Construction of the approximately $63-million development is anticipated to conclude in mid-2019.

Abode purchased the development site in 2012 in partnership with T.R.U.S.T. South L.A. for $9 million in 2012.  It demolished 48 existing apartments to allow for the new development.

Abode's current pipeline of projects includes new apartments in West Adams, as well as two developments near the Gold Line in Boyle Heights.

Rolland Curtis Gardens under construction.
Renderings of the Rolland Curtis Gardens via Abode Communities

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Five small lot homes to rise north of the 101 Freeway.

Work is getting underway for a new set of small lot houses near Franklin Village in Hollywood, according to a representative of developer ROM Investments.

The project, located at 1826 Canyon Drive, will consist of five single-family residences, each featuring two bedrooms, 2.5-bathrooms, rooftop decks, and two-car garages.