Abode Communities eyes affordable apartments in South LA

Chesterfield Square project to include 60 units, with half permanent supportive housing

Abode Communities eyes 60-unit affordable apartment complex in South
Abode Communities' Holly Benson and 5407 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles (Google Maps, LinkedIn)

Abode Communities wants to build a 60-unit affordable housing complex in South Los Angeles.

An affiliate of the nonprofit developer based in Downtown L.A. filed plans to build the four-story building at 5407 South Western Avenue, in Chesterfield Square, Urbanize Los Angeles reported. It would replace a vacant lot.

Plans for the project, dubbed The Carlton, include 60 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, with surface parking for 20 cars.

Abode, a developer of affordable housing, wants to split the complex between subsidized affordable units and permanent supportive housing, which often serves homeless residents.

That makes the project at Western and 54th Street eligible for streamlined approvals through L.A. Mayor Karen Bass’ Executive Directive 1, according to Urbanize.

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Abode Communities is now working on projects in Glendale, Harbor City and Broadway-Manchester.

The nonprofit has developed other affordable projects in the South Bay, including a revamp of the Dana Strand public housing complex in Wilmington and the modular Beacon Landing apartments in San Pedro.

The developer is also partnering with AvalonBay Communities on larger redevelopment projects at the West Los Angeles Civic Center and the former Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin.

— Dana Bartholomew

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