Construction is underway for a new supportive housing development at the site of the Lamp Lodge in Downtown Los Angeles, the project's general contractor R.D. Olson Construction announced this week. 

The project, located at 660 Stanford Avenue, replaces a three-story, 50-unit single-room occupancy apartment building of the same name.  Plans call for the construction of a seven-story edifice containing 82 one- and two-bedroom apartments with a laundry facility, a community room, and an open courtyard.

The roughly $41.5-million development will be reserved for households earning at or below 30 percent of the area median income, according to a June 2019 staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.  Rents would be set between $294 and $509 per month.

KFA Architecture and Jag Interiors comprise the project's design team.  Renderings depict a contemporary podium-type building consisting of five levels of wood-frame construction over a two-level concrete base.

Completion of the Lamp Lodge development is anticipated in early 2022.

The project site, located just north of 7th Street, follows a trio of similar supportive housing projects now being built by Skid Row Housing Trust.

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