A new residential project is taking shape and form at 8727 South Broadway in Broadway-Manchester, Los Angeles. The project proposal includes the construction of 122 residential units, a four-story residential building, and 46 townhomes.
Abode Communities and Neighborhood Housing Services of L.A. County are the project developers. John V. Mutlow Architects Inc is responsible for the designs.
Construction has finally kicked off for an affordable housing development with a groundbreaking ceremony held on September 1. Named Manchester Urban Homes, the project site span across 2.7 acres at the northwest corner of 88th Street and Broadway. Plans calls for the construction of 122 homes, including a 76-unit apartment building fronting Broadway and 46 townhomes at the rear of the site to the west. Plans call for mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom dwellings, ranging from 633 to 1,176 square feet in size. The homes would be available for renters earning up to 60 percent of the Los Angeles area’s median income. Rents are expected to range from $672 for a one-bedroom up to $1,908 for a three-bedroom.
Renderings reveal that the four-story structure will face Broadway and the townhomes will be located in eight two-story buildings to the west. The project site is a vacant property lot located at the intersection of 88th Street and Broadway.
The project construction cost is estimated at $84 million. The development is relying on a variety of funding sources, most recently a $7-million infusion of money provided by the City of Los Angeles in March 2023. Prior to that, supply chain disruptions and rising interest rates had threatened to delay the project.
The project site was previously developed with a church, was the subject of a racially restrictive covenant dating to 1906, which stated that the property “shall not be rented, sold or conveyed or occupied by any person of the African or the Mongolian race.” Such restrictions were made illegal through Supreme Court case in 1948, per news resources.