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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

VCH to Have On-Site Discussions of Venice Median Parking Lot Saturday, 10 to Noon

Becky Dennison, director of Venice Community Housing, lists the upcoming events and answers questions posed by the community members during the week.

Community Design Event/Site Visit

Saturday, April 15th
10 am – 12 pm
Venice-Dell-Pacific parking lots: meet at the corner of North Venice and Pacific
*Please note that you can come by anytime, and 30-minute small group walks/discussions will start every 15 minutes between 10 am and 11:30 am.
This event provides an opportunity to visit and walk the development site, give input on site layout and design, and allow the architects to hear directly from the community before preparing their preliminary design(s).

Flyering and Door-Knocking
Friday, April 7th and 14th
9 am – 11 am
Farmer’s Market and residences near parking lots

Community engagement dates are updated on an ongoing basis and we are also continuing to attend community meetings as invited – please feel free to invite us to come to any formal or informal group of neighbors or stakeholders.  Email venicedellpacific@vchcorp.org to extend an invitation and/or give any other suggestions on expanding community engagement.

Questions and Answers

Considering the exorbitant cost per unit, why not build out of retired transport storage containers? These units can be had for about $4,000 – $5,000 per unit, offer structure, can be mounted on top of each other, and are being used in NYC for micro-living units for taxpaying citizens, and in Boston as well.
Based upon initial research and feedback during the community engagement process, it is likely that the uses and design of this property will prevent the development team from using retired storage containers as housing. However, it is our understanding that the City’s housing team is researching effective implementation of this option for Los Angeles.

All Q&A to date are available at vchcorp.org.

Please email venicedellpacific@vchcorp.org to submit any new questions, as well as other feedback.

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