Caroline Severance Manor is a mixed-use affordable housing development of 85 units with a ground level childcare center. Over 50% of the units are dedicated to families with special needs. The site is ideally located along the commercial corridor along 8th Street in Koreatown and is within close proximity to parks, mass transit and retail. The design of the building is contemporary, with inspiration from the adjacent First Unitarian Church. Elements of renaissance, classic and mission revival were integrated into the building elevations, massing and materials. This Type III over Type I podium building is six stories, with two levels of underground parking. This project takes advantage of incentives in the City of Los Angeles’ affordable housing incentives ordinance.