Another major new affordable housing development may be on the way to Skid Row, where sleek new projects like Michael Maltzan’s Star Apartments have been rising lately amid the aging single resident occupancy hotels that have served residents for decades.
Urbanize LA spotted renderings of the project in a presentation reviewed Tuesday by the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council's Planning and Land Use Committee.
Called SP7, the project is being proposed by nonprofit developer Skid Row Housing Trust. Set to replace a commercial building at the intersection of Seventh and San Pedro, it would include a six to seven-story structure with 81 units of housing, along with 19 refurbished units at a nearby property already operated by the trust.
The housing would be reserved for homeless residents and veterans, with a range of supportive services, including on-site case managers, connections to service organizations, and “therapeutic community spaces.”
Designed by Santa Monica-based firm Killeffer Flammang Architects, the project has a sleek, contemporary look with several balconies and community gardens. The presentation submitted to DLANC notes that the development “will further the Skid Row Housing Trust’s commitment to innovative and engaging architecture.”
To that point, the trust is also working on a new Maltzan-designed project, located three blocks away at the intersection of Fifth and Crocker.
Also on the way to the neighborhood: a pair of massive projects, including a 19-story tower developed by homeless service provider Weingart Center Association.