Mercy Housing
Los Angeles , California

Located in South Los Angeles near the emerging Jefferson Boulevard Corridor this one acre site is entitled for up to 80 units of affordable housing. The owner, however, realizes the importance of creating a project which compliments the adjacent neighborhood and has been working with M2A to masterplan the project to accommodate the maximum number of units that also responds to the community concerns for density, parking, open space and quality of design. Options have been explored which incorporate neighborhood serving retail uses, community open space, and a mix of design vocabularies that address the differences between the single family residential neighborhood to the the busy Western Avenue to the east. Initial community meetings have provided useful feedback to be incorporated west and in the subsequent phases of planning and design.