Downtown Women’s Center plans 100-unit affordable complex

Joint venture project in Skid Row among several supportive housing developments in neighborhood

Los Angeles /
Mar.March 30, 2021 10:23 AM
Downtown Women’s Center CEO Amy Turk. (Getty, Google Maps, DWC)
Downtown Women’s Center CEO Amy Turk. (Getty, Google Maps, DWC)

The Downtown Women’s Center, a housing and social service organization, wants to build a 97-unit housing complex next to its Skid Row headquarters.

The project is a joint venture with Daylight Community Development and GTM Holdings, according to Urbanize. The development site is at 501 E. 5th Street in the heart of Skid Row, and near several other service providers.

The seven-story building would include 97 permanent supportive housing units and 10,000 square feet of ground floor space for service providers. It would also have recreational common areas and parking for 63 vehicles in an underground lot.

The units would be a mix of low-, very low-, and extremely low-income affordable housing. Those metrics are based on household income as a percentage of area median income, which last year in L.A. was set at $70,700 for a family of four.

There are a handful of other affordable projects in the works around the Downtown Women’s Center development site. Weingart Center is building a 303-unit project a block away and last January received $30 million in bond financing from the county. Relevant Group also wants to build a 150-unit project nearby on 5th Street.

Daylight Community Development and the Downtown Women’s Center are also developing a supportive housing project in North Hollywood.

GTM is also working on an affordable project in Palm Vista. L.A. County provided $2 million in bond financing for the 91-unit project.

[Urbanize] — Dennis Lynch


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Mayor Eric Garcetti (Wikipedia, iStock)
City of LA approves settlement to spend $3B to house the homeless
City of LA approves settlement to spend $3B to house the homeless
From left: Waterford Property Company’s John Drachman with the Oceanaire complex in Long Beach and Affiliated Development's Nick Rojo with the Bohemian project in Lake Worth Beach (Renderings via Kobi Karp, Oceanaire)
Public housing goes middle class
Public housing goes middle class
L.A. Alliance for Human Rights' Elizabeth Mitchell (Getty, L.A. Alliance for Human Rights)
L.A. Alliance doubles down on federal lawsuit over homelessness solution
L.A. Alliance doubles down on federal lawsuit over homelessness solution
American rock band The Doors in front of a rendering of the Morrison Hotel project at 1246 S. Hope St., Los Angeles (SHoP Architects, APA-Agency for the Performing Arts-management, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)
Relevant moves ahead on plan for Morrison Hotel makeover in DTLA
Relevant moves ahead on plan for Morrison Hotel makeover in DTLA
Continuum Partners CEO Mark Falcone and Fourth Street and Central Avenue (Continuum Partners, Studio One Eleven / Adjaye Associates)
Continuum in enviro review on $2B plan for DTLA
Continuum in enviro review on $2B plan for DTLA
DTLA 2040 rezoning plan advances to City Council
DTLA 2040 rezoning plan advances to City Council
DTLA 2040 rezoning plan advances to City Council
Appeals court reverses order requiring LA to house all of Skid Row’s homeless
Appeals court reverses order requiring LA to house all of Skid Row’s homeless
Appeals court reverses order requiring LA to house all of Skid Row’s homeless
Slauson Ave & Wall St with Danny Bakewell Sr of The Bakewell Company (Bakewell, Google Maps)
LA names developer for sprawling mixed-use project in South LA
LA names developer for sprawling mixed-use project in South LA
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...