Developer plans senior-affordable housing complex in Baldwin Hills

Meta Housing Corp.'s latest proposal for 103 units is a substantial reduction from the original

A rendering for an earlier version of the project with 130 units
A rendering for an earlier version of the project with 130 units

An affordable housing developer wants to build a 103-unit multifamily project for seniors and low-income renters in Baldwin Hills.

The plan by the West Los Angeles-based Meta Housing Corporation has 27 fewer units than the original project planned in June 2016, records show.

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The latest filing with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning was on Friday for the development site at 4018 Buckingham Road. To be called “Metro@Buckingham,” the project would also neighbor one of its existing senior apartment complexes, Buckingham Place.

Metro@Buckingham will rise four stories, according to the filing. In February, the developer had filed plans for 102 units spread across five stories. Meta previously planned a 130-unit project there, and secured a $5.2 million mortgage with Century Housing for it in 2016. The Architects Collective designed the project.

Meta is marketing the project as within walking distance of the Crenshaw/Martin Luther King Jr Station on the upcoming Crenshaw/LAX light rail line. That is planned around the corner, near the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall, which is set for a major redevelopment.