R.D. Olson Construction Breaks Ground on Sustainable Affordable Housing Community in South Los Angeles Neighborhood

LOS ANGELES, CA - R.D. Olson Construction, an award-winning general contracting firm in California, today announced the groundbreaking of West Terrace, a 164-unit, four-story sustainable housing community in South Los Angeles. The wood frame apartments are designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, and construction is expected to complete in Summer 2022.

Totaling 52,300 square feet, West Terrace will offer 14 studio, 29 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom and one three-bedroom options. Amenities include a community room, laundry facility, BBQ grills, a playground, bike storage, interior courtyard and community garden where residents can plant their own fruits, vegetables and flowers. The LEED Gold certification will be achieved though sustainable construction materials, water efficient drainage and landscaping and other sustainable features.

“Los Angeles is experiencing a lack of supply across all multifamily types, but the need is particularly strong in the affordable space,” said Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction. “We are proud to partner with A Community of Friends to bring 164 new low-cost units to an area that is growing extremely quickly.”

Located at 6576 Southwest Blvd. in South Los Angeles, the community will be located near a new Metro station for easy transit access as well as SoFi Stadium – a new sports and entertainment destination in Inglewood. Previously, the two lots housed an industrial site.

R.D. Olson Construction is partnering with A Community of Friends, a nonprofit developer with a mission to end homelessness through permanent supportive housing, and FSY Architects on the project.

Additional R.D. Olson Construction sustainable housing projects under construction include Las Flores Santa Monica, a 73-unit affordable community in Santa Monica, California; Prado Family Homes, a 50-unit, five-building affordable housing community in Fountain Valley, California; Amani Apartments, a 54-unit affordable community catering to seniors in Mid-City Los Angeles; Chesterfield Apartments, a 43-unit affordable community in South Los Angeles; and Lamp Lodge, an 82-unit affordable housing community in Downtown Los Angeles.

About R.D. Olson Construction: Founded by Bob Olson in 1979 and led by President Bill Wilhelm, R.D. Olson Construction commemorates 42 years of building and is one of the top 40 general contracting firms in California. R.D. Olson Construction is a premier builder of hotel and multi-unit properties for several national hoteliers and developers, including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, MBK Living, Related Properties, Meta Housing and Chapman University, and has a robust portfolio of renovation projects including Atria Senior Housing, the conversion of the historic Bank of Italy Building into the Nomad Hotel, and more. The firm also has a rich history as a builder of office, retail, restaurant, education, senior living and recreational projects. Learn more at www.rdolson.com

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