SCH Number 2022080199
- West Los Angeles Armory Shelter
- The project includes the construction and operation of a three-story, approximately 167-bed, 64,800 square foot shelter in the southwest corner of the site. A 160-bed winter shelter operated in the West Los Angeles Armory building for more than 10 years (ending operations in April 2020) would be discontinued on completion of the new shelter. The shelter would be considered a low-barrier navigation center as it would 1) offer services to connect people to permanent housing, 2) be linked to a system that coordinates participant intake, assessment and referrals, 3) comply with applicable codes, 4) have a system for entering client information, and 5) implement best practices to reduce barriers to entry (presence of partners, pets, storage of possessions, privacy). The facility would operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Outdoor patios and the dog run would be used 7 am to 11 pm daily. Construction would take approximately 16 months. A power line that crosses the site could be undergrounded and up to three utility poles removed or relocated; if relocated the building height and/or footprint may need to be modified. In addition to the shelter, a small parking structure (approximately 150 feet by 180 feet and two stories tall) would be constructed in the northeast corner of the Armory site to only replace parking area lost as a result of the shelter. The National Guard is requiring the parking garage as a condition of the lease with the County; it would include approximately 50 spaces would be lost at the shelter site and the parking garage itself would require the removal of a similar number of spaces.
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