March 23, 2017 at 10:36 am PDT | by Troy Masters
LA’s LGBT Center breaks ground on $118 million project
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Groundbreaking on The Anita Rosenstein campus. (Photo courtesy LA LGBT Center)

The Los Angeles LGBT Center broke ground March 18 on the $118 million Anita May Rosenstein Campus, a facility that will provide support services for LGBT youth and seniors. Plans call for 100 affordable housing units for seniors and transitional support for homeless LGBT youth.

“Nearly a decade ago, we began to dream of a project unlike any other: a beautiful multi-generational campus with new and expanded social services, together with affordable housing for seniors and youth,” said Center CEO Lorri L. Jean. “More than that, we dreamed of uniting it with The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, our arts, cultural and educational facility. Combined, the two locations will offer more integrated services for LGBT people than any other place in the world. I’m enormously grateful to the many donors, community and elected leaders, and financing partners who are making the dream a reality. The need for the Anita May Rosenstein Campus has never been greater and so is the need for the health and mental health services that we’ll be able to expand in our McDonald/Wright Building when we relocate staff and programs to the new campus.”

The groundbreaking was attended by dozens of community notables, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council member David Ryu, and the donor for whom the project is named, Anita May Rosenstein. Rosenstein has pledged more than $7 million to the project.

The Center has raised $35 million of the $118 million needed to complete the 130,000 square foot project. The Rosenstein campus will be the largest of eight facilities operated by the center and will also become its new administrative headquarters.

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