Nine months after we last stopped by, the steel framework of the LA LGBT Center's Anita May Rosenstein Campus is complete, and exterior finishes are now being applied to the low-rise structures at Santa Monica Boulevard and McCadden Place.  

Upon a full buildout of the project, the campus will provide 98 units of senior affordable housing, 25 units of affordable housing for youth, and 100 temporary beds for homeless youth.  Plans also call for ground-floor retail space, a commercial kitchen to feed, and 350 subterranean parking spaces.

New York-based architecture firm Leong Leong is designing the campus, with direction from KFA Architecture of Santa Monica.  The new buildings are arranged around a series of courtyards and plazas intended to unify the programs offered by both the Anita May Rosenstein Campus and the neighboring Village at Ed Gould Plaza.

The new development will eventually serve as the headquarters of the LA LGBT Center, freeing up space in the non-profits neighboring properties to be used for health services.

The first components of the project are scheduled to open this year.

Just east across Las Palmas Avenue, AvalonBay Communities is now building out a larger market-rate project.