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L.A. City Council Approves $56M For Affordable Housing in Venice and Hollywood

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L.A. City Council Approves $56M For Affordable Housing in Venice and Hollywood                                         

Two projects with nearly 150 apartments

Urbanize Los Angeles
By Steven Sharp | October 20, 2021

Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council cast two unanimous votes to approve the release of approximately $56 million in funding for the construction of two affordable and permanent supportive housing developments in Venice in Hollywood.

The first project, proposed by Brentwood-based developer Thomas Safran & Associates, would rise at the former site of the Thatcher Maintenance Yard in Venice’s Oxford Triangle. 

Designed by architect Steven Giannetti, the proposed project will consist of multiple buildings ranging between one and three stories in height, creating a total of 98 apartments atop a basement parking garage.  A portion of the new one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings will be reserved for seniors, according to a project website.

Completion is expected in Spring 2024.

The funding for the Thatcher Yard project includes roughly $33.4 million in tax-exempt bonds and more than $6.5 million in taxable multifamily housing revenue notes.

The Council also approved $16.5 million in funding for developer EAH Housing‘s Pointe on La Brea apartments, which would replace an auto repair shop at 843-849 N. La Brea Avenue.

FSY Architects is designing the proposed five-story edifice, which would feature 50 apartments – including 49 low-income supportive units – in addition to parking for five vehicles and open space amenities such as a community room, a courtyard, and a roof deck.

The total estimated cost of the project, at $32.3 million, amounts to a per-unit price tag of $647,000.