King 1101 Apartments

Status: In Construction

1101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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CBH is transforming a vacant lot into an affordable community for 26 individuals and families. The development of King 1101 involves the acquisition of two lots and the construction of a new, four-story apartment community with a mix of studio, one-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments.

Located just west of Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles, the site’s proximity to Exposition Park will give residents access to unique amenities such as the California Science Center, Natural History Museum, parks and gardens. Residents will be within a short walk to several public transit options.

King 1101 will feature gated parking, a secured pedestrian entry, management offices, outdoor green space, a community room, a community kitchen, and a community garden. The ground floor of the project will also include street front retail and commercial space.

The building design, which complements the surrounding neighborhood, is in a California contemporary style; it will provide open and functional spaces for residents, including ample natural light and ventilation throughout. The design responds to its local context through careful massing that does not overwhelm the surrounding uses, yet allows for a generous amount of community space.

CBH and The People Concern will provide intensive case management services at King 1101 and will connect residents to a range of support services to improve their health, gain increased independence, and remain stably housed. Such services include mental health care, educational and training services, life skills workshops, substance abuse treatment, financial literacy training, and self-help groups.

At A Glance

Architect: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Property Management: John Stewart Company
Support Services: The People Concern
Completion Date: 2018
Apartments: One manager’s unit, 12 units for chronically homeless families with special needs, 13 units for homeless veteran households
Rental Rates: 30%-60% of area median income
Expected Funding Sources: HCD, EHI, HCID, 9 per cent low income housing tax credits
Expected Total Development Cost: $11,400,000

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