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L.A. Plans to Repurpose General Hospital as Affordable Housing

04:00 - 20 November, 2018
L.A. Plans to Repurpose General Hospital as Affordable Housing, LA General Hospital. Image Courtesy of Los Angeles County
LA General Hospital. Image Courtesy of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have decided to move forward with a plan to reuse L.A. General Hospital as affordable housing for high-need populations. The plan aims to provide homeless residents and low-income tenants with new living units inside the 1930s-era hospital. The board approved a motion to study the feasibility of reusing the structure and to craft a strategic plan that would bring the project to life. As the “birthplace of emergency medicine,” the Art Deco–style building includes 1.5-million-square-feet of space that could be used for the housing project.