The ground is moving at 9502 Van Nuys Boulevard, in Panorama City. The site is staged to become almost entirely low-income housing for domestic violence and sex trafficking survivors in Los Angeles. According to signage posted on the property, it is titled “The Talisa Apartments,” by developers Newport Partners.
The building will be 45 feet tall, 254 feet long, and 85 feet wide. It will reach four stories high and contain 50,700 square feet of floor. 49 units will be inside. 48 will be permanent supportive housing units for homeless families, and one will be a market rate managers unit.
Supportive services and intensive case management will be provided on-site. Section 8 vouchers will be available. There will be a total of 3,000 square feet of interior amenity space, including an outdoor courtyard, gardens, and a community room. There will be 12 compacts, 2 disabled, 16 standard parking spaces, and 6 short-term and 41 long-term bicycle parking spaces. The site is also next to the MTA Light Rail stop planned for the $1.3 billion rail line extension along Van Nuys Boulevard.
FSY Architects are behind the contemporary design that was built with privacy and security in mind. It aims to reach GreenPoint Rated standards, such as energy-efficient appliances and building systems, water-efficient fixtures, and drought-tolerant landscaping. The project is expected to wrap up in the fall of 2022.