The wrapping is off across the street from Whole Foods in Venice, as a more than $20.6-million permanent supportive housing development from Venice Community Housing Corp. (VCHC) continues to take shape.

View of the Rose Avenue apartments looking southeastUrbanize LA

Located at 718 E. Rose Avenue, the project replaced VCHC's former offices with a new four-story building that will feature 35 studio and one-bedroom apartments, all of are to be reserved for transition-aged youth and persons who have experienced chronic homelessness.

Per a 2019 staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the Rose Avenue apartments are expected to offer monthly rents ranging between $548 and $913 per month.

Brooks + Scarpa designed the low-rise structure, which is built with wood framing and has a U-shaped footprint centered on a landscaped central courtyard. Plans call for 17 parking spaces on the property's ground level, as well as room for on-site service providers, and a 2,500-square-foot replacement office for VCHC.

718-722 E Rose AvenueGoogle Maps

In addition to the Rose Avenue Apartments, VCHC is also planning two other large supportive housing developments in its namesake neighborhood. Just over a mile south on Lincoln Boulevard, VCHC is partnering with the non-profit organization Safe Place for Youth on a similar 40-unit housing complex. Next to the Venice Canals, the developer is partnering with Hollywood Community Housing Corp. on a proposed 140-unit complex which would replace a public parking lot.

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