Non-profit developer Mercy Housing of California has submitted plans to the City of Los Angeles to redevelop a building in the Skid Row area with a supportive housing project.

The project site, located at the northeast corner of 6th and San Julian Streets, is currently developed with a three-story structure best known as the site of the "Skid Row City Limits" mural.  Plans call for razing the early 20th century structure to make way for a new building consisting of 94 permanent supportive housing units an 1,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Requested entitlements included streamlined permitting, as required by SB 35.

The project has an estimated budget of $54 million, a portion of which is funded by $14.58 million awarded to Mercy Housing earlier this year by the State's Housing and Community Development Department.

The site of the proposed development sits just west of the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets, where the Weingart Center is planning two high-rise buildings which would contain nearly 700 units of supportive housing.

Mercy Housing is also developing senior supportive projects in Pico-Robertson and Sherman Oaks.