At the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles, vertical construction is complete for a new high-rise building which will rank as LA’s largest supportive housing complex at completion.
The topping off of Weingart Center Tower 1A, announced last week by Swinerton, marks a key milestone in the construction of the new 19-story building at 555 S. Crocker Street. The new building, which is being built by Weingart Center in partnership with Chelsea Investment Corporation, will include 278 studio and one-bedroom apartments when completed.
With the exception of three manager’s units, all of the apartments in the building will be reserved for formerly homeless persons. Plans also call for on-site supportive services, a ground-floor cafeteria, administrative offices, and subterranean parking for 15 vehicles.
“Swinerton recently completed its first housing project with Weingart Center Association in West Los Angeles and is excited to continue working with them on this first-of-its-kind high-rise project to service the area’s permanent supportive housing needs,” says Swinerton senior project manager Daniel Kim in a news release. “Swinerton has a long tradition of serving the community, and this project aligns heavily with our core values.”
AXIS/GFA is the project’s architect, is basing its work off of an entitlement design by Joseph Wong Design Associates. Panels which will form the building’s exterior are now making its way up the completed concrete skeleton of the tower.