The tarp has come down at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue, giving passersby a first glimpse of a first glimpse of the $200-million South Block development.

The project, which comes from DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and Clarrett West, consists of four seven-story buildings that will feature 507 apartments and approximately 60,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

VTBS Architects designed the mixed-use development, which is functionally and aesthetically similar to an earlier phase of the project located across the street - the Eastown apartments.

Completion of the South Block is expected in 2018.

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Affordable Housing Rises Next to Blue Line in Long Beach

The Beacon will feature 160 units next to Anaheim Station.

After nine months of construction, Century Housing is now four stories about ground at the Beacon, a new affordable housing complex in Downtown Long Beach. 

The project, located next to the Blue Line's Anaheim Station, will feature 160 residential units catering to seniors and veteran in two buildings known as Beacon Place and Beacon Pointe.  Plans also call for amenities such as a gym, a public plaza, supportive s