This project was completed within a very tight schedule and involved the renovation of 113 single room occupancy units (SROs) within two existing structures in Downtown Los Angeles: The Weldon and The Rossmore. The scope of work included new finishes throughout the buildings, a new roof and new MEP equipment. This project also entailed upgrades to the existing common kitchen areas and bathrooms, upgrades to the fire alarm system and fire sprinkler systems, and new photovoltaic systems: solar thermal and solar electric. In addition, elevator modernizations were completed in The Weldon and a new elevator was installed in The Rossmore. Snyder Langston Residential completed this work while keeping the comfort and safety of current residents a top priority in these occupied buildings all while working in a congested urban site. This project was also tax credit financed and used commercial prevailing wage labor.
“Occupied renovation projects are extremely challenging and often times need to handled delicately, and Snyder Langston Residential was a key part of making our Central 1 project a great success for Skid Row Housing Trust. The SL team was a true partner and communicated with transparency, honesty, and a accuracy that made the process smooth and reliable. Their staff was diligent, friendly, and exceptional in their dealings with residents and inspectors alike. This commitment resulted in the project finishing ahead of schedule and under budget – two huge accomplishments for us, especially in today’s market. Snyder Langston Residential demonstrated an unwavering dedication to safety, which was of particular importance to us in a resident occupied building. They coordinated the construction of multiple projects simultaneously, worked effectively with city authorities and public agencies, and efficiently assisted the design team to ensure the design intent remained intact. They were a true Trusted Advisor to us throughout the entire process. We look forward to ongoing work with their team.”