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 residents’ 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