Location: Boyle Heights, CA
Client: Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Budget: $3.5 Million
Size: 6,000 SF
Completion Date: March 2005
Located next to the future light rail station on First Street, this new 6,000 sf one-story building is part of the revitalization to the Aliso Village Housing Development. It provides a large community space for a local farmers market, craft fairs and art shows, as well as surrounding retail shops, restaurants and ofﬁces. A nonproﬁt computer-learning center will include conference rooms, multi-use ofﬁce space, and classroom and computer labs.
QDG also provided design services for the surrounding community, which includes 475 units, incorporating both rentals and for-sale housing, and a large retail with a social services component. This project is part of a comprehensive “grass roots” community building strategy that has successfully transformed this neighborhood with a minimum displacement of the original residents.