Capital Projects - General Hospital

CEO Capital Projects

County Spending Category
3.4 Capital Projects
Federal Expenditure Category
Prevention in Congregate Settings (Nursing Homes, Prisons/Jails, Dense Work Sites, Schools, Child care facilities, etc.)
Project Launch Date
Anticipated End Date
Interpretation Languages
  • Spanish
Written Languages
  • Spanish

Project Contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Number of Affordable Housing Units Preserved or Developed

Target Populations

  • Small Businesses
  • People Experiencing Homelessness

Project Description

This proposed project will increase the supply of affordable housing and provide wraparound services. It is envisioned as a mixed-use development including affordable housing in the old General Hospital building with new construction on portions of the West Campus, located on the Los Angeles General Medical Center campus. On January 25, 2023 the County of Los Angeles (County) Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a proposed mixed-use development including affordable housing with wraparound services in the historic General Hospital building and new construction on portions of West Campus on the County’s LAC+USC Medical Center campus (renamed as the Los Angeles General Medical Center on May 3, 2023). The County’s vision for the Project Site is a collaborative Public Private Partnership mixed-use project which includes affordable and market rate housing, commercial spaces, office and economic opportunity spaces, community-oriented space, open space, adequate parking, and other infrastructure. This vision is centered on the “Healthy Vision” concept, which aims to support the most vulnerable populations and address critical community needs such as a mission-aligned reuse of the historic General Hospital building; low-income and high-need population affordable housing, and wrap-around community services informed by the Whole Person Care concept and built on a foundation of robust community engagement. Key milestones in the journey to revitalize this historic County asset and address the needs of the most vulnerable members of the community include: a. November 2018: Supervisor Hilda L. Solis authored a Board Motion directing the County’s Chief Executive Office (CEO) to prepare a feasibility study for the adaptive reuse of the County’s 1.2 million square foot General Hospital; West Campus was added later. b. April 2022: the CEO submitted the General Hospital and West Campus Feasibility Study to the Board of Supervisors; the Study envisions the combined renovation of historic General Hospital and redevelopment of portions of West Campus, centered on a “Reuse Framework” reflecting community priorities and uses, County requirements, and technical considerations. c. December 2022: $129 million in funding has been identified ($24 million in Capital Project No. 87883, $55 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, and $50 million in State Housing and Community Development funds) d. January 2023: the DEO posted a Request for Proposals for a mixed use development with affordable housing through a public-private partnership; the RFP established June 2, 2023 as the date developer proposals are due, and October 2023 as a target date for Board approval of a selected developer; based on timely completion of the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement, entitlements process (including CEQA), and design and construction, the County anticipates project completion and initiation of services in late 2034.

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description By January 2035 (target service delivery date), construct 885 housing units on the LA General Medical Center Campus. Ensure that 30% of the units are affordable and will therefore house the vulnerable populations that the COVID-19 pandemic has highly impacted. Secure funding, obtain necessary permits, and establish partnerships to complete the project within a 9-year timeline that aligns with community needs and the hospital's mission.

Objective Description By January 2035 (target service delivery date), create 885 housing units, with at least 30% as affordable housing for lower-income households. This will be achieved by securing funding, permits, and partnerships with relevant stakeholders, with a completion target of nine years from project commencement, addressing the critical need for affordable housing in the community.

Activity Description Begin leasing process following successful completion of proposed timeline (Board approval of selected developer through construction completion).

Outcome Description By January 2035 (target service delivery date), increased availability of affordable housing that serves the needs of current community residents near LA General Medical Center Campus, emphasizing those highly impacted by COVID-19 and economically challenged due to the pandemic.
# Type Name Baseline Target
5 Number of Applicants 0.00 0.00