In a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Karen Bass and County Supervisor Hilda Solis, developer Meta Housing Corp. and The People Concern marked the grand opening of the redeveloped Lamp Lodge in Downtown Los Angeles.

The project, which stands at 660 S. Stanford Avenue, replaced Lamp's original three-story, 50-unit single-room occupancy apartment building with a new seven-story structure featuring 82 one- and two-bedroom dwellings on its upper levels.

Courtyard of the Lamp LodgeGary Leonard

All of the new apartments are reserved for households earning at or below 30 percent of the area median income, according to a staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.

KFA Architecture and Jag Interiors headlined the design team for the project, which is clad in black and white stucco with colorful flourishes on its upper levels. Besides housing, the building wraps a large central courtyard, and includes a community room and a common laundry facility.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lamp LodgeGary Leonard

The project site, located just north of 7th Street, follows a trio of similar supportive housing projects developed by Skid Row Housing Trust to the west toward San Pedro Street.

Meta, one of the region's most prolific builders of affordable housing, is also behind upcoming projects in Koreatown, Long Beach, and Westlake.

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