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Glendale City Council approves affordable housing project for artists




The $29.9 million Glendale Arts Colony planned for 121 North Kenwood Street is a 70-unit affordable housing project that will give preference to households in the creative workforce.
The $29.9 million Glendale Arts Colony planned for 121 North Kenwood Street is a 70-unit affordable housing project that will give preference to households in the creative workforce.
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Developers in Glendale got the go-ahead Tuesday to build an affordable housing complex in the city's Arts District. 

What's unique is this 70-unit building will give preference to households in creative industries, think filmmakers, artists and designers. Sounds like a much-needed project, but some people in the community and on the Glendale City Council think the housing should go to seniors. 

Brittany Levine of the L.A. Times has been covering this story and joins the show with more.