- Mixed Use
Meta Housing Corporation
Affordable Mixed-Use Apartments | Family & Disabled Veterans Housing | Art Gallery | Pool
Courson Arts Colony is a new mixed-use apartment community delivering affordable apartment units dedicated to housing low-income families, families with special needs and Veterans and their families. The east side of the development contains 81 affordable apartment units with 20 allocated to formerly homeless individuals and on the west end sits an 80-unit apartment community delivering housing for Veterans that features the traditional arts aspects displayed in the developer’s art colony housing model. Strong supportive services for Veterans and their families funded by the Los Angeles County DHS and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System allows for arts amenities and classes encouraging engagement and continued learning among residents. The architecture of the three- and four-story communities reflect a garden style design improving the consistency of the neighborhood by providing high-quality housing. Tuck-under garages allow for maximum density while keeping construction costs down. The contemporary façade is articulated with inset balconies providing shade from the sun while PV panels absorb the energy. A bold red color calls attention to the corner, while double-height windows draw in pedestrians and immerse the 3,800 square foot art gallery with light. Residences above are framed in a cream overhang serving as a solar shade and furthering the artistic feel of the community. The residences offer a series of amenities including a library, homework room, clubhouse, gym, variety of common areas such as a large community room, outdoor lounge area, and outdoor stage and amphitheater. Additional spaces include a flexible-art room, digital-arts lab, and dance studio. As part of the conditions of approval, the developer also revitalized the community pool in the adjacent Park adding to the many recreational options residents have access to.