LA Planning Commission Greenlights New LGBT Center Campus

The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has unanimously approved plans for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new Anita May Rosenstein Campus in Hollywood. Slated for opening in early 2019, the campus will serve as the new administrative headquarters for the center, but also include as many as 100 units of affordable housing for seniors, 100 beds for homeless youth, new senior and youth centers, up to 35 units of permanent supportive housing for young people, as well as ground-floor retail space.

KFA Architects cofounder and principal Barbara Flammang, whose firm is designing the property in collaboration with design firm Leong Leong, told MHN that “the significance of the residential components of the project really has to do with the fact that the senior and youth housing are part of an integrated campus, creating a multi-generational living community for LGBT seniors and youth. This may be the first of its kind in the country.

“The senior housing is adjacent to the Senior Center, where residents can participate in the programs that the center offers and interact with other seniors that visit the center,” Flammang continues. “Likewise, the youth transitional living program is located adjacent to the Youth Center, where youth can get help with job training and placement and on-site counseling services.

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