Venice Community Housing’s Rose Apartments are unveiled

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718 Rose Avenue unboxed

By Dolores Quintana

At 718 Rose Avenue, directly across from Venice Whole Foods, a new permanent supportive housing complex was unveiled to the community.

The $20.6 million building replaces the former Venice Community Housing Corporation office building. The new building will comprise a combination of 35 studio and one-bedroom apartments and will have four floors. These apartments will be occupied by transitioning youth, ages 16 to 25, who are moving from state custody and foster care into adulthood on their own and by people who have persistent periods of homelessness in their lives. .

Rents for Rose Avenue apartments will be set between a minimum of $548 and a maximum of $913 each month depending on the California Tax Credit 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 a landscaped outdoor space. Parking for 17 vehicles will be available on the ground floor and a 2,500 square foot office area is set aside to replace the former Venice Community Housing Corporation offices on the property. On-site services will be offered to tenants because these providers will have dedicated space for them on the property.

The Rose Avenue Apartments aren’t the only supportive housing project the Venice Community Housing Corporation has in the works. Another 40-unit project in conjunction with Safe Place For Youth is planned at 2467-2471 Lincoln Boulevard, which is slightly south of the Rose Avenue Apartments site. VCHC and the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation are working together to develop an even larger 140-apartment supportive housing complex on the site of two public car parks on either side of Venice’s Grand Canal, as reported Urbanizing Los Angeles.

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