Work’s already started on the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new Anita May Rosenstein Campus in Hollywood, but a $4.9 million grant approved by the LA City Council Tuesday should help keep the project on schedule.
Those funds will go toward the construction of 100 units of affordable housing for seniors, according to an announcement from Councilmember David Ryu. That's a key feature of the complex, which will also include LGBT Center administrative offices, supportive housing for youths, and 100 shelter beds for young people experiencing homelessness.
The project will also benefit from $8.75 million in financing through the Measure HHH ballot initiative, approved by Los Angeles voters last year.
Located at 1116 North McCadden Place, the glassy project is being designed by New York-based firm Leong Leong. Local firm Killefer Flammang is the executive architect.
The new campus will effectively replace the Center’s current headquarters on Schrader Boulevard, allowing that site to become a health services facility.
With the project's financing gap now closed, it should be on track to open in 2019—in time for the LGBT Center's 50th anniversary.