Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT), long known for converting vacant buildings into apartments for the formerly homeless, may be embarking on its largest project yet.

Yesterday, plans were filed with the City of Los Angeles to construct a 14-story, 150-unit low-income housing complex at 609-623 E. 5th Street.  The project site, located mid-block between Crocker Street and Towne Avenue, are currently developed with the St. Marks and Crescent Hotels, both of which were converted for residential use by SRHT in the early 1990s.  It is unclear how the proposed development would effect these buildings, which comprise approximately 140 dwelling units between them.

The Weingart Center has proposed a similar 14-story development one block west adjacent to its facility on San Pedro Street.

Image via Google Maps
Image via Google Maps

20 Townhomes Planned in Inglewood

The project would rise from an L-shaped site near La Brea Avenue.

In Inglewood, a local developer has filed plans to construct townhomes just west of La Brea Avenue. The proposed development, slated for an L-shaped property at 113-133 W. Plymouth Street, would replace 11 existing single-family residences with 20 three-story townhomes above a basement parking garage.