The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a motion which calls for five trailers to be installed at a CIty-owned parking lot near Union Station to provide temporary shelter and bathroom facilities for up to 60 homeless men and women.

According to an announcement from 14th District Councilmember Jose Huizar, the temporary accommodations will consist of three leased 24-foot by 60-foot trailers; one leased 24-foot by 60-foot office trailer for administrative work and case management services; and one 12-foot by 60-foot hygiene trailer containing restrooms, showers, and laundry services.

A non-profit service provider identified and under contract with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will manage the property, with the goal of case-managing individuals toward long-term stabilization and permanent housing.  Counseling staff will be on-site from 8 am to 5 pm.

The temporary shelter, which will be located at El Pueblo's Parking Lot 5, will cost $2.4 million in the first year and $1.4 million annually thereafter.  The site is expected to be up and running by summer 2018.


El Pueblo Parking Lot 5. Image via Google Maps.

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Small Apartment Building Slated for Crescent Heights Boulevard

Three-story, 12-unit building would rise on two parcels.

Last week, the City of West Hollywood's Design Review Subcommittee considered a proposal to construct a small apartment building on two parcels at 1011 and 1015 N. Crescent Heights Boulevard.

The project, which is being designed by Culver City-based architecture firm Modative, calls for the construction of a three-story, 12-unit building featuring 20 parking spaces.  Plans call for a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings, including one unit of affordable housing.