LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As California goes through its coronavirus
crisis, progress towards development of permanent housing options
for the homeless becomes an ever more apparent public health and
In Los Angeles, an important
model for PSH is making its way through the planning process and is
due for approval and construction start over the next six-month
Enlightenment Plaza will be a place where the formerly homeless
can find an environment designed to provide the best support for
their recovery and reintegration into the main stream of American
life at a pace that they can control.
Located in an area which will not intrude into surrounding
neighborhoods, but will nevertheless be within a transit intensive
Anchored by its proximity to the metro red line station at
Beverly and Vermont, Enlightenment
Plaza will complement the existing facilities that have been
developed by path in the same area, with 330 additional units of
PSH, with places for veterans, and other homeless men and women who
have experienced chronic homelessness.
The development is planned to encompass four to five phases of
development over the next three years which will focus on delivery
of on-site services and a variety of entrepreneurial activities
designed to bring the tenants back into mainstream America, with
emphasis on the "social contract" concepts of the Enlightenment
theorists that are still of such basic value and currency
By building a complex of sufficient size, the project
development team, comprised of the Pacific Companies, Flexible PSH
Solutions and Killefer/Flamang (KFA) Architects, has been able to
design a gated community which will provide the desired place of
refuge for the tenants while taking advantage of shared facilities
and modular technology designed to hold the cost per unit at the
$450,000+/- level, or roughly $200,000 below the norm for recent scattered site
The development will have the added advantage of displacing a
long time on-street camping enclave which has symbolized the
problems of the homeless in the area over the past four to five
Stay tuned for progress reports on this model development.
For more information on the development team, visit PSH
Solutions, the Pacific Companies or KFA Architects.
If you are a supporter, let the city council and/or mayor know
by visiting www.lacity.org for their contact information.
John Molloy, CEO
Flexible PSH Solutions, Inc.
2102 Century Park Lane, Ste. 413
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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