Pico & Veteran Senior HousingZev Yaroslavsky Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Menorah Housing Foundation
36 Residential & Commercial
US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Housing Department
2012 Gold Nugget GRAND AWARD
Best Senior Affordable Housing Project
Formerly the Department of Public Social Services for West Los Angeles, the 20-year vacant building was a magnet for weeds, graffiti and vagrants. Named after LA County Supervisor, Zev Yaroslavsky (one of the project’s champions), the project provides 45 1-bedroom affordable senior apartments and one 2-bedroom Manager’s unit within a 2-story wood-framed building over an at-grade concrete parking structure. The Owner, Menorah Housing Foundation chose to establish their new Headquarters in the ground floor commercial office space.
One challenge of the project was to protect and incorporate the established ficus trees that shade the sidewalk fronting the structure on Pico Boulevard.