Affirmed Housing Group recently broke ground on this new development at Yale Street, which will serve families earning between 30%-60% of Los Angeles County’s median income. Rents ranging from $370 to $1,236 will keep costs within check for the 60 families who will live there, while an outdoor, rooftop recreation area featuring panoramic views of Los Angeles, a tot lot, a BBQ area, and gardening plots will support a high quality of life. (A resident manager will also be on hand to offer life enrichment classes and after-school homework assistance for residents.)
Green features of the development include high-efficiency boilers and solar hot water. HVAC will be handled via individual heat pump/condenser and fan coil systems in each unit.
Another notable feature–Lotus Garden will be the first project in Southern California to use Harding Steel’s CARMATRIX semi-automated parking system, which allows users to park their cars on platforms. These platforms then can move vertically for a stacking effect, and horizontally to allow the car to be accessed at grade level.
The Lotus Garden development is expected to be complete in the spring of 2012.
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