Construction began in October 2020 for Silva Crossing, a new supportive housing complex in Sylmar, the project's developers announced earlier this week.

The $30.5-million development, a joint venture between Meta Housing Corp. and LA Family Housing, will rise from a previously vacant site at 12667 San Fernando Road.  Plans approved in 2020 by the City of Los Angeles call for a four-story edifice featuring 53 studio and one-bedroom apartments - ranging between 400 and 500 square feet in size - reserved for unhoused persons and persons experiencing chronic homelessness.

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Y&M Architects is designing the low-rise structure, which will include a 1,100-square-foot community room, offices for service providers, and outdoor amenities such as a dog walk, a courtyard, and a rooftop deck.  Plans also call for 27 residential parking spaces to be located at ground level, as well as additional stalls for use by service providers.

The building, which is located along an industrial corridor centered on a railroad right-of-way, is described in a news release as being of a traditional style consistent with surrounding structures.  Plans call for an exterior of brick, stucco, and horizontal siding, with massing that scales down toward a residential community toward the rear property line.

Financing for Silva Crossing comes through a variety of state and local sources, including Measure HHH and Los Angeles County's No Place Like Home Program.

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Meta and LA Family Housing are partnering with general contractor KPRS on the project, which is scheduled for completion by July 2022.

The project's developers are both prolific builders of affordable and supportive housing.  Both are either building or have previously completed similar developments in the San Fernando Valley.

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