At the southwest corner of 55th and Main streets at South Parka vacant auto repair shop was razed to make way for a new development offering affordable housing and support services.
The project, which takes shape at 5501-5513 S. Main Streetis developed by the company Gardena Highridge Costa Development. A building permit issued last year by the Department of Building and Safety describes the project as a five-story structure that will include 57 residential units, 56 of which would be permanent supportive housing.
Project fees include incentive density premiums allowing for reductions in zoning required setbacks and open space, as well as increases in permitted height and floor area.
Egan-Simon Architecture designs the Main Street Building, which is depicted in a rendering as a contemporary low-rise structure with a courtyard facing 55th Street and a fourth-floor terrace.
Highridge Costa has already partnered with the construction of a mixed-use supportive housing development rising just south of the fairgroundsand obtained approvals for a similar project near the intersection of 21st Street and Central Avenue.
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