501 Compton will be a transformative, urban mixed-use development serving the residents and innovators of Compton. Retail, creative office space, a public plaza and significant investment in public infrastructure through the AHSC grant work in concert with mixed income housing to catalyze this community-centered downtown destination. The development is planned as a seven-story structure on the north side of Compton Boulevard—between Spring Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue that bridges over Willow Avenue.
The multi-functional programming of the Innovation Center enables an extension of the public realm and produces a new public eastern anchor for downtown Compton. A unique break-up of massing and a variety of interesting corners will create an active space that attracts a broad range of commercial tenants. The design envisions the development of leisure and community facilities within the complex, establishing the Innovation Center as an attractive community location that is vibrant and inclusive for all residents and visitors.
The project will include 297 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, of which 20% will be affordable to low-income households. New residential units will be built to the latest California Green Building code standards and will include state-of-the-art amenities, such as a pool deck, gym, and multiple roof decks with barbecues and gathering spaces.