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Modular Housing Development Makes Debut On Broadway

KTGY has announced the opening of the newest in a series of pioneering modular developments with the potential to transform housing for the chronically homeless.

Hope on Broadway, a 49-unit affordable housing development was unveiled earlier this month in South LA.

The latest apartments delivered by the Hope Street Development Group and Aedis Real Estate Group use modular construction to addresses Los Angeles’ homeless crisis with an advanced, highly replicable design. A leading full-service architecture, branding, and planning firm focused on residential, retail, and mixed-use developments, KTGY believes this system leverages the dimensions and material of shipping containers for efficient transporting and construction in a building constructed by Hoffman Management and Construction Corporation. 

Located on a quarter-acre lot at Broadway and 52nd Street, the development features ground-floor space for supportive services, while the resident amenities include an interior courtyard and rooftop deck. The monochrome color palette emphasizes the structural texture of the construction material. Additional texture comes from a perforated steel entry canopy and sun shading. Large expanses of glass allow sunlight into the residential units, expanding the spaces and providing visual connectivity to the city.  

Hope on Broadway joins the recently opened Hope on Alvarado and soon-to-open Hope on Hyde Park as the foundation for what may be the largest modular housing series in Los Angeles. Both Hope on Broadway and Hope on Hyde Park have received City of Los Angeles Measure HHH funding, created to build approximately 10,000 units of supportive housing. 

The five-story Hope on Hyde Park development uses steel modules to create modern and affordable supportive housing units. Scheduled to open in Q2 2023, the building will bring 96 studio and one-bedroom to the 1/2 acre site along the Crenshaw Line light rail. While a central courtyard brings privacy, safety and a deepened sense of community, floor-to-ceiling windows engage the community and brings movement to the street.

Hope on Hyde Park rendering by KTGY. 

Modular Means Replicable 

“With this series of apartment buildings, Hope Street Development team continues to refine its unique technology with the potential to transform modular housing,” said KTGY Associate Principal Mark Oberholzer AIA, LEED AP. “Site work and foundations are done on site, while the modules – including customized interior finishes and fittings – are manufactured off-site and craned into place. As the housing crisis continues, these projects are efficiently delivering new residences and services to people very much in need.”  

  • Modules are transported by truck to the site, crane-lifted and stacked into a single building.  
  • Each apartment is composed of several modules, modified specifically for the project. 
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows are completed off-site, as are interior fixtures and finishes such as drywall, tiling, bathrooms. 

The design is centered on a central courtyard, providing privacy and encouraging safety and a sense of community. Floor-to-ceiling glazing distinguishes the support-services office space on the street-level. The developments employ LEED standards. 

Rendering by KTGY

About HBG Construction Corp 

HBG designs and manufactures, and builds proprietary, purpose-built steel modules. Leveraging our global supply chain and domestic modular expertise, we offer our clients comprehensive turnkey solutions that provide robust advantages over conventional building models. In 2016, our company was founded on the idea that we can build better—and after 3 years of research and development, HBG will be constructing several permanent supportive housing projects in Los Angeles that will affect positive change in our community, and deliver on our fundamental ideals.  

About Aedis Real Estate Group 

Aedis Real Estate Group is focused on the acquisition, rehabilitation and development of affordable housing throughout the United States, either for its own account, or as an adviser to others. Since 2011, Aedis members have participated in the acquisition of 12 properties totaling just under 1,900 units at a cost of over $117 million and overseen the rehabilitation of over $58 million in capital improvements. Aedis has completed these financings, primarily using tax exempt bonds and 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, in six different states. 

About KTGY 

Founded in 1991 and celebrating 30 years of delivering award winning communities, KTGY is a full-service architecture, branding, interiors and planning firm specializing in residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use environments. Our firm and our work are guided by a continuous focus on innovation, creativity, collaboration and a deep responsibility we feel towards enhancing communities and neighborhoods. Our architects, designers and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to create memorable destinations of enduring value. Visit www.ktgy.com