A new affordable housing project is fully framed at 720 West Washington Boulevard in University Park, Los Angeles. The project proposal includes the development of income-restricted apartments near the site of the Pierce Brothers Mortuary built in the 1920s.
WPH Holdings LLC is the project applicant. JAG Architects is responsible for the design concepts.
Named The Washington View Apartments, the apartment building is a three-story edifice offering 122 apartments reserved for households earning 30, 50, and 80 percent of the area’s median income. Rents for the studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments will range from $548 to $1,410 per month, according to a staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.
The 1920s Pierce Brothers Mortuary, a Spanish Colonial Revival landmark located near the interchange of the 10 and 110 freeways, is billed as the first full-service funeral home in Los Angeles. Page & Turnball is preservation architect for the Washington View development, working to restore the roughly 90-year-old building.
The cost of construction is estimated at $48.8-million. The property site is located immediately south of the historic Pierce Brothers Mortuary.