The Metro @ Chinatown Senior Lofts

A transit-oriented adaptive reuse apartment that adapts 2 existing buildings into a Senior affordable housing project. The challenge was to respect the building genesis while inserting apartment units and re-purposing the lower roof as a public roof deck. Special care was taken to highlight the existing charm of the buildings materials and large openings. Common areas cater to the residentsā€™ art programs and are located on the roof deck and at sidewalk level.

PROJECT SUMMARY
Client:       Meta Housing Corporation
Location:  808 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA
Units:       123 Senior Afforable Housing
Size:         129,960 GSF (103,230 Res NSF)
Density:   315 du/ac
Cost:        $25,178,000 ($194 per GSF)
Funding:  4% Tax-Exempt Bond, State of CA - TOD, LAHD
Status:     Completed 2013