A presentation to the Venice Neighborhood Council's Land Use Committee provides a first glimpse of a new supportive housing development slated for Lincoln Boulevard.  

The project, which is being developed by Venice Community Housing Corporation, calls for the construction of a four-story, 40-unit apartment building at 2467-2471 Lincoln Boulevard, as well as the preservation and continued use of a small commercial structure that is home to the organization Safe Place for Youth.

A flyer circulated by VCHC indicates that the new building would include a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom homes for transition aged youth and chronically homeless persons.  Plans also call for on-site open space, professional supportive services, and public art.

Studio One Eleven is designing the contemporary low-rise structure, which would provide a new public plaza fronting Lincoln Boulevard.  The building would have a U-shaped footprint framing an interior courtyard, with a roof height that steps down toward the residential neighborhood directly west of the property.

The City of Los Angeles voted last year to provide approximately $5.4 million in funding via Proposition HHH, the bond measure passed by voters in 2016 to fund the construction of supportive housing.  The total cost of the Lincoln Boulevard development is approximately $19.5 million, according to a 2019 city staff report.

This is one of three supportive housing developments planned by Venice Community Housing Corp. on its home turf, the others being the Rose Avenue Apartments - which would rise at the site of the non-profit's headquarters - and the Reese-Davidson Community, which is a joint venture with Hollywood Community Housing Corp.

Elsewhere in Venice, Thomas Safran & Associates is also planning supportive housing at the Thatcher Yard, a City-owned property in the Oxford Triangle.

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