Grand opening events for affordable housing projects are always rewarding, but sharing the excitement with residents alongside Los Angeles’ Mayor Eric Garcetti for the Grand Opening of Missouri Place on July 26th was a real thrill.
BSB Design team members Dan Withee, Kathryn Shima, and Jim Williams were joined by Tom Safran and other team members to mark the occasion. The project, located on Los Angeles’ Westside, offers 74 units of affordable housing, with 44 units dedicated to project-based vouchers. The target population is chronically homeless individuals and families, and the project integrates supportive services provided by Imagine LA.
Future residents commented the projects extensive amenities, including community spaces equipped with a full kitchen, seating areas, a computer lounge, library, pool table, piano and TV area. Other amenities include a parking garage, laundry facilities, fitness room, playground and barbecue area, and resident gardens surrounded with lush landscaping. Ongoing regularly scheduled events will include monthly resident parties, fitness classes, inclusive holiday celebrations, and onsite social services support for Permanent Supportive Housing households.