A ribbon-cutting ceremony held on July 26 marked the completion of Missouri Place, a new affordable housing complex from Los Angeles-based developer Thomas Safran & Associates in the Sawtelle neighborhood.
Located at the southeast corner of Bundy Drive and Missouri Avenue, formerly the site of the of the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter, the project consists of a six-story edifice featuring 74 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in addition to on-site supportive services.
“The seventy-four units at Missouri Place are dedicated to affordable and permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who are the most in need in our city," said Thomas Safran & Associates president Jordan Pynes in remarks. This property is a wonderful example of the public and private sectors working together to change the lives of so many formerly homeless families."
Withee Malcolm Architects designed the podium-type apartment complex, which will consist of five levels of wood-frame construction above a concrete base. The building, in addition to housing, includes a children's playground, a library, and a computer lounge.
“This has been an important and meaningful project for the West L.A. community and the new residents who will call Missouri Place their home,” said 11th District City Councilmember Mike Bonin, who represents the surrounding area. “From groundbreaking to opening the doors, we have shown what’s possible when civic and neighborhood leaders come together and set new precedents in creating much-needed affordable and supportive housing.”
Missouri Place is located is roughly a half-mile north of Metro's Expo/Bundy Station, and across the street from an office, housing, and retail complex which is now under construction at the former site of Martin Cadillac.
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