Los Angeles City Planning Commission has unanimously approved architecture, urbanism and landscape-design firm Studio One Eleven’s design for supportive housing in Venice. Developed by Venice Community Housing Corporation, the four-story, 40-unit apartment building at 2467-2471 Lincoln Boulevard will serve transition-aged youth and people experiencing chronic homelessness.
The new structure builds upon and expands the existing home of Safe Place for Youth currently on the site and will include on-site opportunities for work experience, within their offices and at their planned micro-enterprise space. A portion of the existing building fronting Lincoln Boulevard as well as the mural of Nelson Mandela holding a dove by artist David Flores are intended to remain.
The mural was painted in various shades of blue to suggest calmness and serenity, qualities associated with Mr. Mandela. The development received its entitlement approval by the City Planning Commission and is pending certification by the California Coastal Commission, anticipated by end of summer, 2020, with construction starting next year.
It is expected to use cost-efficient modular wood construction. The housing will be a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom residences. In unanimously approving the project, Los Angeles City Planning Commission acknowledged the design, its contribution to the community, and its role in mitigating the city’s homeless crisis. Source by Studio One Eleven and images Courtesy of JSPR.