The Swinerton OCLA division was selected by the Weingart Center Associates and Chelsea Investment Corporation to provide preconstruction services for a large-scale, two-tower, transitional and supportive housing facility located in the Downtown Los Angeles Skid Row area, which will be one of the largest of its kind on the West Coast. The adjacent 18- and 12-story mixed-use towers will offer 382 residential dwelling units along with job training/classroom space, counseling areas, dining, philanthropic administrative offices, and commercial retail space.
The City and County of Los Angeles have been struggling with a growing homelessness crisis for many years, and the Weingart Center marks one of the first large-scale projects supported in part by the City of Los Angeles’ $3.5 billion Measure H and County of Los Angeles’ $1.2 billion Measure HHH to provide both housing and services to break the cycle of homelessness. This ambitious project will serve that mission by providing a beautiful and inspiring facility that will enable the Weingart Center Associates to provide a unique residential based program with comprehensive services, giving individuals the skills, resources, and hope they need to lead productive and self-sufficient lives off the street.
With the project’s location on L.A.’s Skid Row, outreach meetings have started to lay the groundwork for partnering with local businesses and community groups to ensure safety, security, and a smooth construction process for all stakeholders.
This project highlights Swinerton’s commitment to our local cities and neighborhoods and showcases how we can use both our skills as a company and our compassion as individuals to make a huge impact to the betterment of our communities.