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Canela Apartment Homes

Building Vital Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Client Name

Toledo Capital Development LLC


14,000 SF / 7 two-story, townhome-style apartment units

Year Completed


Construction Value

$ 1.43 million

Scope of Work

General Contractor

Project Partners

Jerry Sherman Architects, Toledo Capital Development LLC


Recognizing the extreme need for affordable and workforce housing in Los Angeles, DD+B has partnered with nonprofit developer Toledo Capital Development and the team at Jerry Sherman Architects to build seven, two-story townhome-style units east of downtown. The Canela Apartment Homes development will feature two-bedroom, two-bath apartments with full kitchens, light-filled interiors and charming exteriors. Completed in 2020, this new development offers residents a community-driven atmosphere within walking distance to schools, shopping, coffee shops and restaurants.

Key Project Details

Built a privately funded, affordable housing community that met both strict quality and budget standards

Implemented a project delivery process that minimized construction disruption, and creatively managed site logistics to minimize impacts to the existing driveway

Delivered seven, two-story apartment units with two-bedrooms, two-bathrooms and full kitchens

Incorporated thoughtful design elements including metal-trimmed windows to increase natural light, and charming exteriors comprised of smooth-troweled plaster and metal accents