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LGBT Center’s striking new campus will break ground Saturday

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The Hollywood complex will house seniors and homeless youth

Rendering of new LGBT Center campus Renderings courtesy Los Angeles LGBT Center

Work is just about ready to start on the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s glassy new Anita May Rosenstein Campus in Hollywood. Wehoville reports that the project will break ground Saturday, with a ceremony scheduled to take place at 10 a.m.

Located at 1116 North McCadden Place, the project will include 100 units of housing for seniors and 100 shelter beds for homeless youth. An additional 35 units of housing, along with on-site supportive services, will be made available to younger tenants, while a commercial kitchen will supply meals to tenants and those staying in the shelter space.

The housing and services are aimed at members of LA’s LGBT community, but will be available to all, as an LGBT Center rep tells Curbed.

The new campus will also hold LGBT Center administrative offices, which will allow the Center’s current headquarters on Schrader Boulevard to become a dedicated health services facility.

The striking design for the new campus is the work of New York-based firm Leong Leong. Local firm Killefer Flammang will serve as executive architect for the project.

As Wehoville notes, the LGBT Center has thus far raised $35 million of the total $40 million cost of the project. If all proceeds on schedule, the project should be complete by early 2019. That will allow the new campus to open in time for the LGBT Center’s 50th anniversary.

View of housing at the center
View of center at street level lgbt center
View of road through campus lgbt center