Canela Apartments Los Angeles by Douglass Design + Build

Project Snapshot:

Client Name: Toledo Capital Development LLC
Size: 14,000 SF / 7 two-story, townhome-style apartment units
Location: 314 N. Chicago St., Los Angeles, CA 90033
Year Completed/Project Status: 2020 – January Ground Breaking
Construction Value: $ 1.43 million
Scope of Work: General Contractor

Building Vital Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Recognizing the extreme need for affordable and workforce housing in Los Angeles, DDB has partnered with nonprofit developer Toledo and the team at Jerry Sherman Architects to build seven, two-story townhome-style units east of downtown. The Canela Apartments development will feature two-bedroom, two-bath apartments with full kitchens, light-filled interiors and charming exteriors. Slated for completion in 2020, this new development will offer residents a community-driven atmosphere within walking distance to schools, shopping, coffee shops and restaurants.

Key Project Details:

  • Building a privately funded, affordable housing community that meets both strict quality and budget demand standards.
  • Implementing a community-minded project delivery process that minimizes construction disruption in the neighborhood and creatively managing site logistics and material lay-down areas to minimize impacts to the existing commercial driveway during construction.
  • Delivering seven, two-story townhome-style apartment units with two-bedrooms, two-bathrooms and full kitchens.
  • Incorporating thoughtful design elements including metal-trimmed windows to increase natural light, and charming exteriors comprised of smooth-troweled plaster and metal accents.

 Project Partners: Jerry Sherman Architects, Toledo Capital Development LLC