Los Angeles – Construction crews on Thursday completed the first phase of a $2 billion project to build a home in a suburb of the city, bringing a new facet to a long-simmering housing dispute.
The $1.9 billion project, dubbed Zachry, is expected to be completed by 2021, with completion expected to take more than a decade.
The project is the culmination of years of wrangling between developers who wanted to build luxury condominiums and residents who want more affordable housing.
The issue has been a contentious one in Los Angelenos for decades.
Construction began on the Zachry project in Los Feliz on Tuesday.
The first phase is scheduled to be complete in 2021, when construction will begin on the second phase.
The project will include 1,100 units of housing, according to a city release.
The project will feature a ziggurat-style structure, and the facade will include a facade with a zillow-shaped section, similar to that of a zucchini.
The section of the facade can accommodate an entrance and exit, with the roof-mounted windows open and closed at the same time, according the city release, which said the facade would include “stretch-outs” and “couches” for residents.
The first two homes will have balconies.
The city said the homes will be built with a “stunning array of finishes” and will be “built to last.”
While the home will include multiple bedrooms, the city said that the homes would be in an existing building with limited floor space.
The construction was one of several on the city’s west side that included new homes for the elderly, according.
Zachry is expected have an estimated construction cost of $2.3 billion, according a city statement.