Working with the designer/builder team Hope Street Development Group – which also includes HBG Construction Corp, and Aedis Real Estate Group – KTGY Architecture + Planning is assisting in alleviating Los Angeles’ homeless crisis using advanced modular design. The system leverages the dimensions and material of shipping containers for efficient transporting and construction.
The three buildings, with more to follow, may be the largest modular housing series in Los Angeles. Hope Street Development Group recently opened the 84-unit Hope on Alvarado in Los Angeles’ Westlake neighborhood at 166 South Alvarado St.
Two additional Hope Street developments have broken ground. Both Hope on Broadway and Hope on Hyde Park have received Los Angeles Measure HHH funding, created to build approximately 10,000 units of supportive housing.
Hope on Hyde Park at 6501 Crenshaw Blvd., a five-story 96-unit structure on a 0.49-acre site, is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2022.
Hope on Broadway, at 52nd and South Broadway in South Los Angeles, will offer 49 residential units on a quarter-acre lot in a transit-oriented community. Expected completion is second quarter 2022.
A fourth Hope Street development, Hope on Avalon in Los Angeles County, across from Magic Johnson Park, is now in development.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.