122-Unit Affordable Housing Project Proposed For Vacant Site In South Los Angeles

Plans call for more than 130,000 square feet of development split between two main sites
8765 S. Broadway Overhead Shot
Photo: Google Maps | An overhead view of the four-parcel site at 8721-8765 S. Broadway, 315-331 W 88th St., and 320-330 W. 87th St., where plans call for a 122-unit affordable housing project.
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An affiliate of non-profit affordable housing provider Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County has filed plans with the city to build a 122-unit affordable housing project on an approximately three-acre vacant site in South Los Angeles, according to a new planning case filed by the city on Wednesday.

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Plans call for 39 extremely low income units, two very low income units, and 78 low income units, along with three manager’s units, with the project’s housing divided into two sites between 8721 S. Broadway and 8765 S. Broadway. Site A would front Broadway and contain 76 apartments along with 4,070 square feet of commercial space, while Site B would sit between 87th and 88th streets and hold 46 units across several townhouse buildings.

In all, designs involve 131,411 square feet of new construction and a maximum height of 55 feet, with the proposed unit mix being 73 one-bedrooms, 33 two-bedrooms, and 16 three-bedrooms. The project would also provide 101 bicycle spaces along with 69 automobile parking spaces.

NHS of LA County, which owns the project site, specializes in affordable, transit-oriented projects. It is joined on the project, named Manchester Urban Homes, by project representative Nichole Smith of Playa Vista-based firm Horizon Development + Entitlement, with John V. Mutlow Architects shown as the project architect.

Dean Boerner

Dean Boerner is a California-based writer previously with Bisnow and the San Francisco Business Times. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and business from Saint Mary's College of California, where he also served as the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, the school's campus newspaper. Before that, he spent two years as the publication's sports editor, and he remains a committed fan, for better or worse, of his Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, and Saint Mary's Gaels.
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