The VIA 425 apartment complex in Carson has opened with hopes that this ultra-modern residential complex will encourage even more revitalization of this busy, mixed-use stretch of Carson Street at Grace Avenue. Once a vacant lot prone to weeds, loitering and litter, the $24-million development features 65 new medium-income apartment homes for families earning up to 60 percent of the area median income (about $69,000 annually). The complex has a 3,000-square-foot community center, which was included to host various social services, after-school programs and adult educational classes. There is a computer room, a fitness room, a children’s play area and laundry facilities. VIA 425 is a major positive step towards achieving the city’s vision for Carson Street,” said Carson Mayor Jim Dear. “The development provides first-rate affordable housing opportunities for Carson families, while also creating a vibrant and inviting street environment to enliven a key artery of our city.”