Ten months after breaking ground in Rampart Village, nonprofit developer A Community of Friends has topped out on Beverly Terrace, a mixed-use supportive housing complex.

Located at the southwest corner of Beverly Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue, the project willl feature 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments, set aside for families making between 30 and 50 percent of the Los Angeles area median income.  Rents will range between $458 and $550 per month, and will give residents access to a nearly 3,000-square-foot early education center administered by St. Anne's Maternity Home.

Los Angeles-based Egan Simon Architecture is designing the podium-type building, which will employ various sustainable features to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

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City Looks to Update Land Use and Transportation Along Rail-to-River Corridor

A freight railway that cuts through South L.A. is set for rebirth as an active transportion corridor.

In 2012, Metro began exploring the possibility of transforming a segment of a former freight rail right-of-way that cuts through the heart of South Los Angeles into an active transportation project.  The project, now known as the Rail-to-River corridor, would convert the Harbor Subdivision - which runs east-to-west along Florence and Slauson Avenues - for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

To capitalize on this investment, the Cit