Named 11010 smB for its address, the project replaced an city-owned surface parking lot with a new five-story, 51-unit building composed of prefabricated modular units which were manufactured offsite, then assembled by general contractor Swinerton.
Perkins&Will designed the complex, which includes studio apartments ranging from 315 to 400 square feet in size. Besides housing, on-site features include a rooftop deck, a fitness center, patios, and a community room. Likewise, plans call for wraparound services such as case management and substance abuse counseling.
“In response to our city’s ongoing housing crisis, we designed a project that could offer near-immediate support and shelter to unhoused seniors and veterans living in the streets," said Perkins&Will's director of global diversity Gabrielle Bullock in a statement. "As architects and designers committed to positively impacting our community, Perkins&Will devised a modular solution that prioritizes the safety and comfort of those in need of a permanent home."
Weingart and its development partner Valued Housing secured funding for the project through a variety of state and local sources, including Measure HHH and tax-exempt bonds. The total budget estimated budget for 11010 SMB is $27.5 million, which translates to a per-unit cost of just over $530,000.
Rents are to be set at levels considered affordable to a household earning up to 50 percent of the Los Angeles area median income.
In addition to its new project in West Los Angeles, Weingart broke ground in 2021 on a new high-rise development that will rank as the largest supportive housing complex in Los Angeles at completion. The organization is also planning housing at the intersection of 71st Street and Broadway in South Los Angeles.
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