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Housing for LA's Starving Artists Opens in San Pedro

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.

Housing for LA's Starving Artists Opens in San Pedro

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.