Mosaic replaces an abandoned commercial building in the Pico-Union neighborhood west of downtown Los Angeles with a vibrant mixed-use, intergenera- tional development.
Mosaic consists of street-level retail along Pico Boulevard, a busy pedestrian street in the dense neighborhood, and 56 units, including 1-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors. Construction is three levels of Type V wood over Type I concrete underground parking with 79 spaces. Site area is 0.9 ac. (62 dua).
The Craftsman-inspired design complements the historic family neighborhood on the north side.
Mosaic is near an MTA bus route on Pico Blvd., Plunge City Park, 10th St. Elementary School, mar- kets, pharmacies and health clinics.
Mosaic is financed with a $13,699,780 allocation of 9% Low-income Housing Tax Credits in 2009, con- ventional debt and public funds from the Los Ange- les Housing Trust Fund, CRA and State of Califor- nia Infill Infrastructure Grant.
100% affordable: 6 units – 30% AMI, 6 units – 40% AMI, 28 units – 50% AMI, 1 managers unit.
Property type: Affordable
Year Built: 2011
No. Units: 56
Developer: AMCAL Multi-Housing
Contractor: AMCAL General Contractors
Architect: Killefer Flammang