Jordan Downs Redevelopment

Griffin Structures is serving as Construction Manager for the initial residential phase of the Jordan Downs redevelopment, a project of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. The project, a 60-acre master-planned, mixed-use urban village concept, will serve to enhance the greater Watts community.

The $32 million Phase 1A Jordan Downs residential component includes 115 multifamily units in 12 buildings as well as seven smaller accessory buildings for neighborhood storage and services. The project is designed to meet LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) standards; providing walkable neighborhoods, recreation opportunities, access to mass transit options, proximity to employment opportunities and inviting, shaded streetscapes.

The construction schedule ensures that current Jordan Downs residents will be not be displaced, even temporarily. The initial phase is being constructed on undeveloped, parcels, adjacent to original Jordan Downs properties, allowing residents to move into new units as they are completed.

The existing 700 Jordan Downs housing units were originally built to house industrial workers during World War II. The buildings were converted to affordable housing units in the mid-1950s.

BRIDGE Housing and The Michaels Organization were selected to develop the residential neighborhoods. When completed, the Jordan Downs revitalization project will encompass 1,400 residential units, the extension of Century Boulevard, a community center, park space, and up to 250,000 square feet of retail and commercial uses providing jobs, services and retail opportunities. The development provides easy access to nearby mass transit options.

See the LA Sentinel article.