Size: 6,141 SF
The community consists of 58 modular shipping containers configured into 24 studio apartments dedicated to homeless, a one-bedroom manager unit, a community room, laundry room, service provider offices and long-term bicycle parking. Located on the ground floor overlooking the street corner, the community room opens directly onto a landscaped patio. This compact building was designed with a focus on exterior stairways connecting a variety of open spaces at various levels. The open stairs at each end of the building, in conjunction with open corridors provide cross-ventilation and encourage tenant use to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
This development took on an innovative approach to financing cost-effective housing, through use of modular design and various funding’s sources, such as Proposition HHH funds. The development has received recognition from Mayor Garcetti’s Housing Innovation Challenge with a $23.8 million grant. This funding will leverage three additional scattered sites to provide much needed housing for Los Angeles.