Construction is underway for a new affordable housing complex near the intersection of Florence and Normandie Avenues.

The project, located on a .36-acre site at 1315 W. Florence Avenue, will consist of a three-story building featuring 20 low-income apartments.

Building permits link the project to Koreatown-based architect Samuel Cho.

The prroperty at 1315 Florence has seen several proposed development schemes in the last decade, including plans for small lot houses and a coin laundromat.

1315 W. Florence Avenue. Image via Google Maps

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Mixed-Use Development Planned Near Laguna Niguel Metrolink Station

The project is part of the city's Gateway District.

The Laguna Niguel Planning Commission has approved a mixed-use development near the city's Metrolink Station.  The joint venture between Blackwood Real Estate and Walbern, located near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road, will consist of 100 two- and three-bedroom apartments in a seven-story building.  Plans also call for 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a pool courtyard, a fitness center, a private garden, and a sky deck.