718 Rose Avenue unboxed
By Dolores Quintana
At 718 Rose Avenue, just across from Venice Whole Foods, a new permanent supportive housing complex has been unveiled to the community.
The $ 20.6 million building replaces the former office building of the Venice Community Housing Corporation. The new building will consist of a combination of 35 studios and one-bedroom apartments and will measure four floors. These apartments will be occupied by young people in transition, aged 16 to 25, who are transitioning from state custody and foster families to adulthood on their own and by people who have persistent periods of homelessness in the area. their life.
Rents for the apartments on Rose Avenue will be set between a minimum of $ 548 and a maximum of $ 913 per month depending on California Tax Credits Allocation Committee report in 2019.
The building was designed by Brooks + Scarpa with a U-shaped courtyard at the center of the building structure which will feature landscaped outdoor space. Parking for 17 vehicles will be available on the ground floor and 2,500 square feet of office space is reserved to replace the former Venice Community Housing Corporation offices on the property. On-site services will be available to tenants as these providers will have a space reserved for them on the property.
The Rose Avenue Apartments are not the only supportive housing project that the Venice Community Housing Company has in the works. Another 40-unit project in collaboration with Safe Place For Youth is planned at 2467-2471 Lincoln Boulevard, which is located slightly south of the Rose Avenue Apartments site. VCHC and the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation are working together to develop an even larger supportive housing complex of 140 apartments on the site of two public parking lots that are on either side of Venice’s Grand Canal, as reported Urbanize Los Angeles.