At a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month, Skid Row Housing Trust marked the completion of SP7, the non-profit developers latest permanent supportive housing complex in Downtown Los Angeles.
The project, named for its located at the northwest corner of San Pedro and 7th Streets, includes two components: a newly-built seven-story, 81-unit structure at 519. E 7th Street and 19 rehabbed apartments in San Pedro House at 647 S. San Pedro Street. In total, the project features 99 apartments for formerly unhoused persons - including veterans.
“With the opening of SP7 Apartments and San Pedro House, we are one step closer to realizing the vision of a brighter and more equitable future for everyone in Los Angeles,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti in a statement. “This project opens a pathway to healing, hope, and a safe place to call home. A place to recover, rebuild and reimagine a prosperous and stable life."
“I finally have a home with a key and a door that locks," said new resident Chantel Jones at the ceremony. "I have somewhere safe to lay my head at night. I have somewhere private where I can chill, be myself, and decide who can come into my space. I am proud of the work I have done to get here.”
KFA Architecture designed the podium-type building, which is described as having a "sleek, contemporary look with several shared roof decks and courtyards." Other project elements include a community room, a laundry facility, recreation spaces, and on-site supportive services.
Other members of the design and construction team include Snyder Langston Residential, and AMJ Construction.
SP7, which was built with financial support from Measure HHH and other state and local sources, opens two years after the Flor 401 and 649 Lofts, two additional supportive housing built by Skid Row Housing located a short walk west along 7th Street.
In addition to other Skid Row Housing developments, the SP7 site sits one block south of the intersection of 6th Street and San Pedro, where Weingart Center broke ground last year on a 19-story tower which will rank as L.A.'s largest supportive housing complex at completion.
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