About a block away from the soon-to-be-demolished Circus Disco—a haven for the LGBT community for decades—we’re getting our first look at a new center devoted to that same community. Set to rise on North McCadden Place, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new campus will provide affordable housing for senior citizens and facilities to feed and help homeless young people and seniors, says the LBGT Center.
The future Anita May Rosenstein Campus will have as many as 100 affordable housing units for seniors, plus up to 35 units of permanent supportive housing for youths. The complex will have a big commercial kitchen to feed homeless people, young and old, and 100 beds to offer to homeless young people (“double the number we currently have,” says the center).
New York-based Leong Leong are the design architects, and local firm Killefer Flammang are the executive architects, a rep for the LGBT Center tells Curbed in an email. The creation of the new campus means that the LGBT Center’s existing facilities can spread into the new space, making room for more medically-focused services for the people they serve. *And the people they serve are everyone: While the housing and services are directed at LGBT clients, they they’re available to all, not just those who identify as LGBT, a rep for the center tells Curbed.
The LGBT Center is in the second round of an ongoing fundraising campaign. They estimate that the new project will be complete in early 2019.