Just northeast of the Vermont/Beverly subway station, work is beginning on what will eventually be one of the largest permanent supportive housing complexes in the City of Los Angeles.

Developer Flexible PSH Solutions, Inc. recently kicked off construction at 316 N. Juanita Avenue, where Los Angeles officials recently issued a construction permit for the Rousseau Residences. Approved plans call for a five-story building featuring 52 apartments.

Central open spaceKFA Architecture

The Rousseau development is the first of Enlightenment Plaza, a larger complex spanning the much of the block bounded by Juanita, Oakwood Avenue, and Madison Avenue. The complex, when completed, will feature 454 units of permanent supportive housing - including studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments.

More than $43.5 million in funding has already been allocated to the project through the City and County of Los Angeles, according to its official website.

Location of Enlightenment PlazaGoogle Maps

KFA Architecture is designing Enlightenment Plaza, which will include multiple buildings centered on a new green space with pedestrian pathways stretch out toward Oakwood, Madison, and Juanita Avenues. Each building will include rooftop decks and case management services.

Work on Enlightenment Plaza follows on the heels of .a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the grand opening of the PATH Metro Villas supportive housing complex, another permanent supportive housing complex located just east across Madison Avenue.

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