For the love of definitive articles: ground broke yesterday on The Gordon, a 21 unit affordable housing development not far from Hollywood and Vine, reports the Hollywood Patch. The energy efficient project will have one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, ranging from 603 to 1,140 square feet. Architect Richard Prantis, of PSL Architects, said the design is inspired by the look of the neighborhood and features pitched roofs and balconies with wooden rails. There will also be a landscaped central courtyard, a community area on the first floor, and underground parking. City Councilmember Eric Garcetti was at Monday's groundbreaking, trumping the project up and saying, "for a long time we had a disconnection between the neighborhood of Hollywood and the aspirations of Hollywood. It's projects like this that bring those things together." (The long-gestating and nearby Blvd6200 recently started work, too.) The earnest politician was apparently not hampered when he got heckled by an unhappy neighbor.
· New Affordable Housing is Coming to Hollywood [Curbed LA]