Just over a half-year after starting construction, a new affordable and permanent supportive housing development from non-profit developer Mercy Housing California has reached its peak at the intersection of 6th and San Julian Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.
The project, called 6th Street Place, is located on a prominent site at 401 E. 6th Street which was once home to the "Skid Row City Limits" mural. The building, which is composed of prefabricated modular units built elsewhere and assembled on-site, stands six stories in height and will feature 94 apartments above ground-floor commercial space. Plans also call for a small parking lot.
"The design goal of 6th Street Place is to provide a unique opportunity for homeless residents to contribute to the community by expressing their individuality through artistic means," reads a narrative posted to the TCA website. "A resident 'art mural' at the ground floor creates opportunities for residents to contribute a piece of art in the form of a wall tile. The mosaic mural will evolve through time as more tiles are infilled."
Completion of the roughly $54-million project is expected in 2023.
The Downtown project is located one block west of the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets, where construction is also underway for a 19-story high-rise which will rank at the city's largest supportive housing development at completion.
- 401-411 E 6th Street (Urbanize LA)