Rendering of Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments at 9041 N. Laurel Canyon Blvd.

Rendering of Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments at 9041 N. Laurel Canyon Blvd.

East L.A. Community Corp., in collaboration with New Directions for Veterans, YM Architects and Westport Construction, has begun building the $34.5 million Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments, according to Urbanize.LA. The development is the most ambitious the Boyle Heights-based nonprofit developer has undertaken to date.

Located at 9041 N. Laurel Canyon Blvd., the four-story building will include 88 one- and two-bedroom units reserved for qualifying senior incomes. Amenities will include laundry, fitness center, library, media room and computer lab. The Sun Valley facility will also provide a roster of on-site supportive services.

The project comes in the wake of Los Angeles City Council’s latest efforts to combat homelessness. With each council member committed to building a minimum 222 units of permanent supportive housing in their respective districts, the Sun Valley complex represents a dent in the unit-count for District 6 Councilwoman Nury Martinez.