According to a Facebook post from earlier this month, the Skid Row Housing Trust has broken ground on the Six Apartments, a new 52-unit affordable housing complex in the Westlake neighborhood. Keeping in trend with several of SRHT's other recent developments, the project packs quite a bit of architectural punch. Designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects, renderings portray a white hued low-rise structure, featuring a street facing urban window and lush ground level landscaping. Located at 811 South Carondolet Street, the wood-framed apartments would rise five-stories above a first floor parking garage. A document from the California State Treasurer's Office indicates that the Six would feature a mixture of studio and one bedroom units. The project, which will cater to veterans and chronically homeless persons, is scheduled for full occupancy in October 2015.
Although most of their portfolio consists of adaptive reuse projects, SRHT has ventured into ground up construction in recent years. The Downtown-based nonprofit frequently collaborates with architect Michael Maltzan, with previous efforts including the critically acclaimed Star Apartments. SRHT is also in the midst of construction on the New Pershing Hotel Apartments, a project which converts one of Downtown Los Angeles' last remaining Victorian structures into 69 units of affordable housing.