East Hollywood parking lot to morph into huge affordable housing complex

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A 454-unit permanent supportive housing project is headed for East Hollywood, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell announced Friday.

Phase 1 of Enlightenment Plaza would bring 106 residential units for people who are unhoused, plus an on-site services center. The site near Madison Avenue and Beverly Boulevard—just two blocks east of Metro’s Vermont/Beverly Red Line station—now holds a surface parking lot.

The four-phase project, when complete, is slated to provide 454 affordable units and replace some commercial buildings in addition to the parking lot. John Molloy, CEO of development company Flexible PSH Solutions, said in a statement that a groundbreaking for the first phase is anticipated “in the coming months.”

The timeline for the subsequent phases of construction is unclear, but Flexible PSH Solution has already filed plans with the city for the full build-out. Molloy told The Real Deal that this is Flexible PSH Solutions’ first project.

The developer has received $9.6 million in Measure HHH funds for the first Haas of the project, records from the city’s housing and community investment department show.

Also on the East Hollywood/Westlake border is an in-progress permanent supportive complex from PATH Ventures, an affordable housing developer where Molloy worked for several years before founding Flexible PSH Solutions.

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