More Hollywood development, and this project is geared towards the homeless and those with special needs: In what's being called a "campus of hope" for the homeless by project architect Wade Killefer, the Community Redevelopment Agency has approved the $27 million, 70-unit development Villages at Gower, reports Globe St.'s Bob Howard. In addition to housing, the Silver LEED planned building, which'll rise at 1726 N. Gower St., will offer a variety of services, including job training, medical services, on-site counseling and more. According to the paper, the project is considered "a pilot project and, possibly, a model for housing developments for homeless people with special needs." Speaking of ambitious service-orientated projects, what's happening to Donald Sterling's downtown Skid Row project? [Rendering via Killefer Flammang] UPDATE: More images added, while a rep from Killefer Flammang notes that the project will use "hot water solar collectors that will completely offset the demand for gas used to heat domestic hot water."
· CRA Approves $27M Affordable Multifamily Project [Globe St]