Demolition is now underway at L.A. County + USC Medical Center's Women's and Children's Hospital, clearing the way for the construction of a new healthcare campus catering to the region's unhoused population.
The LAC + USC Medical Center Restorative Care Village, slated for the southeast corner of Mission Road and Zonal Avenue, will include on-site housing, psychiatric medical support, job training programs, and other supportive services. The first phase of the project, which will rise at 1744 N. Mission Road, calls for the construction of a 96-bed recuperative care center and a 64-bed residential treatment center.
Conceptual renderings by NAC Architecture depict the campus as featuring multiple free-standing structures, rising up to four stories in height. Buildings are centered on a landscaped courtyard, with passageways interspersed throughout the facility.
Completion of the first phase is anticipated in Summer 2021.
The full offerings of the Village could also include short-term housing, a psychiatric urgent care center, and a skilled nursing facility. The footprint of the center could eventually extend across Mission Road, according to a concept approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
The County is also considering plans for a reuse of the landmark General Hospital Building at the center of LAC + USC Medical Center. A portion of the historic high-rise building, almost completely empty, could be repurposed as housing.
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