Located on the corner of Coronado Street and W. 7th Street, Coronado Plaza was constructed to create family housing within the City of Los Angeles with an emphasis on community. The project consists of three separate structures, each of which is five stories built over underground or partially underground parking. The buildings are constructed around a centralized courtyard intended for families and children to gather and play. In addition, the property was designed and built to make a connection with an adjacent senior’s affordable housing project, which is also owned by the developer, Los Angeles Housing Partnership (LAHP).
In total, Coronado Plaza provides 72 apartments, including a mix of two, three and four-bedroom units. The four-bedroom units enter directly from Coronado Street, which lacks the major traffic of 7th Street, and as a result, has a much more residential feeling. Each unit is accessed through a private front yard and even includes an individual porch. The building entry from 7th Street incorporates meeting and community rooms, offices, and support facilities for the residents of the buildings.
Through the utilization of solar panels on the roof, domestic solar hot water and green finishes throughout the property, the project is pursuing a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating.
Developer: LA Housing Partnership – www.lahousingpartnership.com
Architect: Hatch-Colasuonno Studio – www.hatch-colasuonno.com
General Contractor: Westport/ICON – www.westportconstructioninc.com / www.iconbuilders.com