Los Angeles continually ranks in the top two metropolitan areas with the highest homeless populations, but a more alarming fact is that one of every four homeless persons in Los Angeles is a veteran. AMJ Construction Management, Inc. is proud to be a part of a team being led by the combined efforts of New Directions, Inc. (NDI) and A Community of Friends (ACOF), who are taking necessary steps to provide a solution. The partnership of NDI and ACOF brings a combined 40 years of experience in developing permanent supportive housing and comprehensive services for veterans.
The ND Sepulveda I & II project involves the renovation and adaptive reuse of two vacant medical buildings, both built in the 1950’s and located on the Veteran Affairs (VA) Campus in North Hills, California. Building No. 4 (ND Sepulveda I) is a two-story and a basement Type III-A structure, which, once completed, will include 73 studio units in addition to classrooms, offices, community rooms and dining room. The building will also include a 1,500 square foot commercial kitchen. Building No. 5 (ND Sepulveda II) is also a two-story Type III-A structure and will include 76 studio units, offices and community rooms.
In addition to providing a total of 149 studio units for disadvantaged and homeless veterans, the project will pursue a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating through the utilization of energy efficient appliances, lighting fixtures and finishes, solatubes and photovoltaic panels.
Developer: A Community of Friends – www.acof.org
New Directions – www.newdirectionsinc.org
Architect: DE Architects – www.dearchitects.net
General Contractor: Alpha Construction – www.alphaconstruction.com