Construction of Downtown Los Angeles’ Largest Supportive Housing Tower is Underway


Construction for Weingart Center’s new 19-story residential tower (phase 1) is underway with anticipated completion scheduled for late 2023.  Non-profit developer Weingart in partnership with Chelsea Investment Corporation retained JWDA for entitlement with LA firm AXIS/GFA as the Architect of Record.  For more info. please visit the 2022-09 editorial of Urbanize LA.

The project is sited on the edge of the densest homeless population in Skid Row, along S. Crocker Street, with close proximity to public transportation including bus, light rail and subway.  To date, the $164-million project will be the largest permanent supportive housing development in Los Angeles.  Amenities include on-site supportive services, ground level cafeteria, administrative offices and a single subterranean level to accommodate 15 vehicles.

Phase 1 of Weingart Center will provide 278 units comprised of studio and one-bedroom apartments to serve formerly homeless persons (excluding 3 Manager’s units).  Future developments are in process for a 12-story and a second 19-story tower, with all three towers surrounding the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets.

The JWDA design & entitlement team is led by Joseph O. Wong, FAIA; Matthew Geaman, AIA, LEED AP; Sophia Del Mar English, Assoc. NOMA; Edward Natanauan; and Eduardo Franco.