San Pedro, CA
SVA Architects and The Richman Group were selected by the City of Los Angeles to redevelop the aging Rancho San Pedro public housing complex. The existing complex was built in 1942 for Defense Department workers and converted to public housing in 1952. A Physical Needs Assessment conducted in 2017 found multiple site deficiencies, including $48 million in critical and non-critical needed improvements. The team’s proposed design will be comprised of 1,626 residential units, including 478 units to replace the existing RSP complex, 558 new affordable rental units, 132 new affordable homeownership units, 416 new market-rate rental units and 42 new market-rate homeownership units.
Our plans also call for a mix of retail and community services within the building, including a grocery store, a pharmacy, community-serving shops and restaurants, educational and health services, and a Boys & Girls Club. Open space and greenery are also planned throughout the Rancho San Pedro site, including a two-acre park at Palos Verdes Street, a pedestrian promenade at Beacon Street, multiple jogging trails, and a 1.5-acre youth development center.