SRHT targets 100 supportive housing units in L.A.’s Industrial District

Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT) and Killefer Flammang Architects (KFA) unveiled plans for a 100-unit residential complex in the Los Angeles Industrial District, home of the city's Skid Row.

The 100 units will be divided between two structures located on the same block. A larger signature structure with white stucco masses, cantilevered walls and panel-covered protrusions should be located at 519 E. 7th Street and will provide 81 new units for the neighborhood. A smaller 19-unit building currently owned and operated by SRHT located at 647 S. San Pedro Street will also be rehabilitated as part of the project.

A recent report filed with the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council contains representations representing only the largest structure at Corner of Streets 7 and San Pedro, which has perforated openings and appears to be organized around a central courtyard overhung by outside traffic . The corner complex contains a differentiated ground floor which will include offices, support services, a community hall and laundry facilities. The mass on the ground floor will contain a roof terrace over part of the offices.

The mass and ornamentation of the structure suggest somewhat more traditional apartment typologies in Los Angeles, somewhat behind the more formally aggressive SRHT projects in recent years.

SRHT, a veteran nonprofit housing developer, is currently busy enough to build many new projects. The organization debuted on two striking developments last year - The Six, a 51-unit project leased by Brooks + Scarpa and the Crest apartments by Michael Maltzan Architects, a 64-unit complex recently completed in the San Valley Fernando. KFA and SRHT have worked together previously, most recently in 2015. That year, the team completed renovations to the New Pershing Apartments, a 69-room single-room occupancy(SRO), The remaining Victorian era of downtown Los Angeles.