Senior Supportive Housing Breaks Ground At 1623 West Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles

1613 Manchester Avenue View1613 Manchester Avenue View via Withee Malcolm Architects

A new senior supportive housing project has moved forward at 1623 West Manchester Avenue in the Manchester Square neighborhood in Los Angeles. The project proposal includes the development of a permanent supportive housing complex for seniors.

John Stanley, Inc and Innovative Housing Opportunities are the project developers. Withee Malcolm Architects is responsible for the designs.

Groundbreaking for Serenity Apartments

Groundbreaking for Serenity Apartments (PC: Gary Leonard)

At a ceremony earlier this week, the Southside Church of Christ and John Stanley marked the start of construction of the apartment complex. Named Serenity, the project will be developed on a 0.82-acre site. The $35-million project will be developed on the church’s parking lot.

Plans call for the construction of a five-story building featuring 50 studios and one-bedroom apartments above 1,600 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a two-level 100-car podium garage which will include replacement parking for Southside Church.

1623 West Manchester Avenue

1623 West Manchester Avenue via Withee Malcolm Architects

Billed as a public-private partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Serenity is funded through a $9.2-million loan of Measure HHH funds as well as nearly $20 million in bonds. The project is a combination of affordable and permanent supportive housing, with space for 36 homeless seniors, as well as 14 apartments reserved for independent senior households.

The apartments is reserved for residents aged 55 years and older, with annual incomes at or below 60 percent of the Los Angeles County area median income.

The apartment complex will feature a laundry facility and a club room. Plans also call for a third level courtyard featuring a barbeque area and outdoor seating.

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