In a ceremony yesterday, Clifford Beers Housing and local elected officials announced the groundbreaking of Corazón del Valle, a new affordable and permanent supportive housing complex located just west of Van Nuys Boulevard in Panorama City.
“Every apartment at Corazón del Valle is a welcoming place for an LA resident who will soon have a safe and decent place to live," said LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in remarks. I look forward to our opening day when nearly 200 people will be able to breathe a giant sigh of relief knowing that they no longer have to face the specter of homelessness.”
Located on a County-owned property at 14545 Lanark Street, just south of the Panorama Mall, the project will consist of twin buildings featuring 180 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments reserved for formerly unhoused persons and low-income households. The apartments would cater to single adults earning up to $12,400 per year or a family of four earning no more than $70,000 per year.
Perkins&Will is designing Corazón del Valle, which are depicted in renderings as a trio of amorphous five-story structures bisected by courtyards and breezeways. Per a news release from Clifford Beers Housing, the project will include a greywater system saving more than 70,000 gallons of potable water annually, as well as solar panels that will generate 22 percent of the property's electricity.
In addition to housing, the project will also include case management services to be provided by San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, which will also operate a community clinic in the commercial space at the property's ground floor.
Corazón del Valle is slated to begin open in phases between 2023 and 2024.
- Corazon del Valle (Urbanize LA)