LA Planning Commission Clears Permanent Supportive Housing Project in Koreatown
Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission approved the development of a five-story, 43-unit Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) development located at 1141 South Crenshaw Boulevard.
Designed by FSY Architects, the building would include 26 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom units and 1,809 square feet of Supportive Services space on the ground floor. It will provide 3,550 square feet of usable open space including a community room, rear yard and a courtyard on the second level. There will be 8 vehicular parking spaces, 37 long-term bicycle spaces and 5 short-term bicycle spaces.
The project by Domus Development is eligible for streamlined ministerial review as well as a density bonus per various California Government Codes and legislation due to its status as a permanent supportive housing project located within ½ of transit. The development will provide 1 market-rate manager’s unit and 42 restricted Low-Income units, which will remain reserved for low-income households for 55 years.
The Density Bonus would allow the project to realize its 43-unit per acre density, which is above the current maximum area density of 26 dwelling units per acre.
A surface parking lot currently occupies the 15,547 square foot project site, which will be demolished before construction commences. The site is located within a Transit Priority Area, a Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Tier 3 Area, and an Urban Agricultural Incentive Zone. It is surrounded by a mix of residential and commercial uses.