USGBC-LA Sustainability on Skid Row – Tour FLOR 401 Lofts, LEED Platinum


FLOR 401 Lofts is a new 99-unit permanent supportive housing development located at 401 E. 7th Street in Downtown Los Angeles. In the heart of Skid Row, the project provides homes for 49 Veterans experiencing homelessness, for 49 low-income households and/or individuals with special needs, and one apartment for the on-site property manager.

Join us on this virtual tour as we guide you through the project and the extensive thought, planning, creativity, and teamwork that went into building it. Residents are welcomed home through a trellised entry, with on-site social services to the left and the garden straight ahead. Tree-canopied outdoor space and ample seating flows up to the second-floor community hub of training/activity spaces and laundry, where a greywater system collects and filters the water for irrigation. A series of meandering stairs and bridges lead you up the additional floors of private units, ventilated by large windows with canopies, vertical projections, and angled recesses to protect from the sun. A vegetable garden on the sixth floor adds a rooftop destination with city views while PV and solar thermal panels on the roof contribute to a LEED Platinum certification of the project.