Parkview on the Park involves the complete rehabilitation of the circa-1920’s Parkview Hotel in MacArthur Park into a modern, transit-oriented, community of affordable housing for seniors. Positioned to create immediate permanent and construction jobs, this project is funded in part through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act administered by President Barack Obama.
Located one block north of the MacArthur Park Metro Red Line station, Parkview was originally designed as 198 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units (averaging roughly 250 square feet per unit), with a community kitchen and shared bathrooms on each floor. The “gut” rehabilitation will provide 79 fully furnished, modernized, efficiency units each with a full kitchen and full bath, one two-bedroom manager’s unit, and approximately 8,000 square feet of on-site social service and community space.
One of the most outstanding features of this project is the orientation of the 4,000 square feet of common area in the building. Every floor will feature common areas strategically located at the front of the building overlooking the historic and expansive MacArthur Park. Building amenities will include a cozy Resident Lounge and Laundry Room on every floor, an Arts and Crafts Room, a Library Room, a Fitness Center, a Cybernet Café, a computer classroom, multipurpose room, as well as landscaped community terraces.
In response to an overwhelming need in Los Angeles, through Governor Schwarzenegger’s Homeless Initiative, 50% of the units are set-aside for the homeless senior population in Los Angeles to include military veterans, seniors at-risk of being homeless, and seniors that are formerly homeless. To aid tenants in need of permanent supportive services, the building will facilitate full time, on-site and off-site mental health and homeless case management services.
Funding was made possible with the technical assistance of Corporation for Supportive Housing, HACLA, TCAC, a residual receipts loan from the Los Angeles Housing Department Permanent Supportive Housing Program, and construction financing from Wells Fargo.
Parkview on the Park will serve as a catalyst to the further renaissance of the Westlake community.
Architect: Hatch-Colasuonno Studio.