Evermont, a mixed-use project that will contain 180 affordable homes, shops, and a transit plaza in Los Angeles, has started construction. The residential component includes Vista@Evermont. It will provide 62 permanent supportive housing apartments for seniors who have experienced chronic homelessness.
Luminus@Evermont will offer 118 affordable homes for families with low incomes. This includes 60 permanent supportive housing units. The residential component is led by BRIDGE Housing and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD).
Features and amenities
The location, which lies at the intersection of Vermont and Manchester Avenues, has been abandoned since the unrest that followed the acquittal of the police officers responsible for beating Rodney King. The development will include residences as well as a public transportation plaza that is manicured.
Additionally, it has better links for people to walk and bike to other neighbourhood amenities. The future LEED-certified buildings will be connected to a five story parking structure. This will accommodate both business and residential tenants with a 22,000 square foot plaza.
Target will be the flagship tenant of more than 64,000 square feet of commercial space being built by retail partner Primestor on the ground floor. There will also be other complementary retail uses, with an emphasis on local companies.
More on the Evermont mixed-use project
According to officials, the retail and commercial space will produce about 155 full time jobs. The development of Evermont itself will create about 120 new jobs and training possibilities for the local workforce.
This will be done through a local-hire initiative. “Evermont will provide a high calibre solution, which will offer accessible, long-term supportive housing. Services people require to succeed will be offered. Evermont provides more than just housing; in keeping with our objective, we also offer shopping, transit, education, and jobs that improve neighbourhoods.
“We’re excited to work together on this cutting edge project that will benefit future generations,” says Ken Lombard, president and chief executive officer of BRIDGE Housing.