PRESS RELEASE: ‘A Bridge Home’ in Los Feliz Approved by Parks Commission

Los Angeles -- Today, the Parks Commission gave unanimous approval to a temporary bridge housing project proposed by Councilmember David Ryu on a City-owned lot maintained by the Department of Recreation and Parks. The lot is located on 3248 Riverside Drive in Los Feliz.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 4, 2019

Contact:

Mark Pampanin

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‘A Bridge Home’ in Los Feliz Approved by Parks Commission

The Bridge Housing Could House up to 100

Los Angeles -- Today, the Parks Commission gave unanimous approval to a temporary bridge housing project proposed by Councilmember David Ryu on a City-owned lot maintained by the Department of Recreation and Parks. The lot is located on 3248 Riverside Drive in Los Feliz.

“In times of crisis, parks have always helped meet our highest challenges and serve our greatest needs,” Councilmember Ryu said in his testimony before the Commission. “Today, Commissioners, I am asking you to once again help our City in its hour of need. By opening up this lot to Bridge Housing, we will not only meet the crisis of our time, but we will also help build community around this shared purpose of ending homelessness.”

In his remarks, Councilmember Ryu cited the Rodger Young Village, an affordable housing project for military families that sprang up in Griffith Park following WWII, as an example of the role Los Angeles City parks have played in times of need.

The proposed temporary bridge housing for Riverside Drive, a part of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” initiative, would be the fourth bridge housing project in Council District Four. It is one of five homeless housing projects currently open, under construction or under review in Council District Four. The project cleared its feasibility review earlier this year, and is designed to hold 100 men and women currently experiencing homelessness. The next step is a funding motion to be introduced and considered in City Council.

See renderings of the proposed “A Bridge Home” project here.

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

 


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