Earlier today, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission unanimously approved expansion plans for the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood, paving the way for up to 235 units of affordable and permament supportive housing for seniors and homeless young people.

The new Anita May Rosenstein Campus, slated for a debut in early 2019, will also serve as the LGBT Center's headquarters and offer ground-floor retail space at Santa Monica Boulevard and McCadden Place.

Designed by the New York-based architecture firm Leong Leong, with direction from Santa Monica-based Killefer Flammang Architects, the campus will tie into the existing Village at Ed Gould Plaza with a series of courtyards and plazas.  The Village already offers two theatres, gallery space and offices for AIDS/LifeCycle, amongst other functions.

The Rothstein Campus will also free up space in the existing McDonald/Wright building, which will eventually be dedicated exclusively to medical and mental healthcare, addiction recovery services and HIV/STD testing and treatment.

The project is now subject to the approval of the Los Angeles City Council and its Planning and Land Use Management Committee.