DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Construction continues on nonprofit developer Skid Row Housing Trust’s $22.3 million affordable housing project at 458 S. Main St. Designed by Killefer Flammang Architects, and funded by a mix of local, state and federal sources, the New Genesis will provide 106 residences, mostly for homeless individuals. Twenty-five percent of the apartments will be set aside for working people earning less than $37,260 per year. Ninety-eight residences will be efficiency apartments, and eight will be one-bedroom, loft-style spaces. Completion, originally planned for March 2012, has been pushed back to June, said Molly Rysman, director of external affairs for SRHT. The complex will include a solar energy system on the roof and is expected to be the first permanent supportive housing effort in Los Angeles built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum standards. At skidrow.org.
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