At the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles, vertical construction is complete for a new high-rise building which will rank as LA's largest supportive housing complex at completion.

The topping off of Weingart Center Tower 1A, announced last week by Swinerton, marks a key milestone in the construction of the new 19-story building at 555 S. Crocker Street. The new building, which is being built by Weingart Center in partnership with Chelsea Investment Corporation, will include 278 studio and one-bedroom apartments when completed.

Topping out ceremony for the Weingart Center tower in Downtown Los AngelesSwinerton

With the exception of three manager's units, all of the apartments in the building will be reserved for formerly homeless persons. Plans also call for on-site supportive services, a ground-floor cafeteria, administrative offices, and subterranean parking for 15 vehicles.

"Swinerton recently completed its first housing project with Weingart Center Association in West Los Angeles and is excited to continue working with them on this first-of-its-kind high-rise project to service the area's permanent supportive housing needs," says Swinerton senior project manager Daniel Kim in a news release. "Swinerton has a long tradition of serving the community, and this project aligns heavily with our core values."

AXIS/GFA is the project's architect, is basing its work off of an entitlement design by Joseph Wong Design Associates. Panels which will form the building's exterior are now making its way up the completed concrete skeleton of the tower.

View of the Weingart Center tower looking south on San Pedro StreetWeingart Center

The more than $160-million project, which is being designed to Green Point Gold standards, is on track to open in early 2024.

Although the tower at 555 Crocker may be the largest building in the immediate for now, it is not the only high-rise Weingart Center has planned for the neighborhood. The non-profit is also partnering with Chelsea Investment on plans for a 12-story building on an abutting site and an even larger 19-story high-rise on a surface parking lot across 6th Street.

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