Housing for LA's Starving Artists Opens in San Pedro
The Pacific Arts Colony is an arts-focused affordable housing project built on a former automotive repair facility lot in San Pedro's core. Meta Housing SVP Chris Maffris (far left) tells Bisnow the project will help revitalize the neighborhood, which has a thriving arts and culture community. Along with Chris, here's Western Community Housing CFO Sandra Gibbons; LA Councilman Joe Buscaino; EngAGE founder Tim Carpenter; and DLA/LA vice chair Mee Semcken at the grand opening last month.
The project at 303 South Pacific Ave is Meta's fourth arts colony, but the first open to non-senior residents. It includes six ground-floor live/work units for resident artists and a full-scale gallery space to encourage collaboration with the nearby arts district. The development was financed with 9% tax credits, in addition to money from the California Community Reinvestment Corp and the Community Redevelopment Agency of LA.