Our latest project to open was featured on Curbed Los Angeles.
Spanning a .75-acre lot between North Hobart Boulevard and North Serrano Avenue, two blocks from the Hollywood/Western Red Line station, the project adds 54 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units priced between $488 to $1,354 per month for households that make between 30 to 60 percent of the area median income.
Designed by Culver City-basedÂ Killefer Flamming Architecture, the development comprises two four-story modern apartment buildings plus a pair of Pueblo-style bungalows adapted from an existing two-story house built in the 1920s. Originally located on Hobart, the vintage home was dismantled, restored, converted into two residential units and a community room, and relocated to the opposite block to better match the character of the surrounding streetâ€”North Serrano Avenue is part of a historic district of bungalow courts.Â
â€œThis is really the way to go, especially in an area where you have historic resources,â€ Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch Oâ€™Farrell noted at the Coronelâ€™s grand opening on Thursday. â€œWe donâ€™t have to sacrifice thoseâ€”we can incorporate them into new projects, and thatâ€™s how we can grow as a city.â€Â
The controlled-access complex features such amenities as a community garden, a reading room, a play area with
Not surprisingly, interest in the new units is intenseâ€”according to Hollywood Community Housing Corporationâ€™s executive director Sarah Letts, about 800 applications had beenÂ submittedÂ as of last week. Available units will be awarded toÂ eligible applicantsÂ through a lottery system. loanplaces.org
ByÂ Pauline O’ConnorÂ