A presentation given earlier this month to the Venice Neighborhood Council's Land Use & Planning Committee has revealed renderings for a proposed affordable housing development at the Thatcher Yard.
The city-owned property, which spans 2.1 acres at 3233 S. Thatcher Avenue, is slated for the construction of multiple buildings between one and three stories in height atop a subterranean parking garage. The completed apartment complex would offer 98 residential units, priced for low-income families and seniors.
The project, which is being developed by Thomas Safran & Associates, calls for a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, in addition to common amenities such as community rooms, a fitness center, and a central courtyard.
Steven Giannetti is serving as the Thatcher Yard development's design architect, with Harley Ellis Devereaux attached as the architect of record. Renderings portray a contemporary low-rise complex, interconnected by pedestrian bridges.
Additional details, including a construction timeline and the rents of the apartments, are currently unavailable.
The Thatcher Yard is one of 10 city-owned properties which were set aside in 2016 for redevelopment with affordable and permanent supportive housing, in an effort to address homelessness across Los Angeles. Nonetheless, the project has faced organized opposition from a group of neighborhoods through an organization called the Oxford Triangle Association, which staunchly opposes the development of "high-density affordable housing," on the property.