A notice issued this month by the L.A. Housing Department sheds new light on the Ambrosia Apartments, a proposed permanent supportive housing complex from Skid Row Housing Trust in South Los Angeles.

Street-level view of AmbrosiaGensler

Slated for a currently vacant site at 800 W. 85th Street, the proposed project is described as a four-story modular building rising approximately 47 feet in height. Plans call for a total of 90 apartments, reserved for homeless individuals and families, in a mix of studio and two-bedroom layouts ranging from 386 to 8709 square feet in size.

Gensler is designing the apartment complex, which would have an L-shaped footprint wrapping around roughly 6,100 square feet of common outdoor space. Other components of the contemporary low-rise building would include a community room, a meeting area, offices for staff, a laundry facility, and parking for 14 vehicles.

According to the Housing Department notice, approximately $1.7 million in Section 8 project-based vouchers are sought annually to cover operations for the property.

Courtyard of AmbrosiaGensler

Funding for Ambrosia includes $12.1 million in No Place Like Home approved in 2020 by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. At the time, the total cost of the project was estimated at $44.7 million.

Skid Row Housing's other upcoming projects include new development slated for Long Beach and Van Nuys.

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