Cedar Grove

2179 E Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90002


Public Partner: Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Architects: SVA Architects (Architect of Record); Mithun
General Contractor: Cannon Constructors South
Financial Partners: Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles; City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department; California Department of Housing and Community Development, AHSC Program; Bank of America; Chase; California Tax Credit Allocation Committee; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Property Manager: BRIDGE Property Management Company

Cedar Grove is the first phase of new residential construction for the revitalization of Jordan Downs, a 1950s-era public housing development in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Cedar Grove at Jordan Downs consists of 115 affordable rental apartments. Certified LEED® Gold, Cedar Grove maximizes solar opportunities, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Amenities include a community room, in-unit laundry, a community park with BBQs, and on-site management.

In 2008, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, in conjunction with residents and a broad spectrum of stakeholders, initiated a plan to rebuild Jordan Downs into a mixed-use, mixed-income community that will serve as a national model for the renewal of public housing.

The long-term, public-private effort will rebuild 700 units of distressed public housing and create, at a minimum, another 710 new homes with a range of affordability, along with a new community and recreation center, approximately 115,000 square feet of retail, nine acres of green space, and neighborhood programs and services to improve the lives of current and future generations.