Cadence: 11408 Central Ave

LINC Housing
Unit Type
Total Building SF
HCIDLA Proposition HHH
LACDA No Place Like Home Funds
CTCAC 4% Tax Credits and CDLAC Bonds.

Cadence was completed in June and was developed on a formally abandoned lot just north of the 105 Freeway, in partnership with developer LINC Housing. Cadence provides 64 units of permanent-supportive housing organized around community spaces and lushly planted outdoor areas in a neighborhood that is notoriously devoid of green space. These outdoor areas provide residents with a naturally ventilated promenade which serves as a circulation artery that works to connect all amenity spaces, draws tenants out of their units, and enforces a sense of community while also reducing conditioning costs within the units.

The main entry is framed by the building’s two volumes. One volume consists of a dark gray siding from grade up to the frame by a multi-angled roofline as a reference to the historic, craftsman style homes of the neighborhood, while the other volume is composed of a white plaster mass with dark recesses and floating planes hovering over a transparent ground floor. The project is designed to be LEED certified, features a roof-top thermal water heating system, and includes high efficacy light fixtures and EnergyStar rated appliances. It is also designed to be gray-water ready for future gray-water irrigation and provides installed electric vehicle charging stations.

Funding for the project came from HCIDLA Proposition HHH, LACDA No Place Like Home Funds, CTCAC 4% Tax Credits, and CDLAC Bonds.

The building’s grand opening was attended by Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Mayor Eric Garcetti and has been hailed as an example for future affordable housing in Los Angeles.