The Shedrick, slated for development at 4916-28 S. Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, will consist of a shared open air work / production / arts cafe space and multi-purpose recreational area on the first floor, one floor of housing for transition age youth focused on the creative industries, two floors of shared housing and one floor for an artist hostel. The hostel will cater to artist and visitors to Leimert Park Village, a mecca of Black culture, and Destination Crenshaw, an art and culture celebration of Black LA. The development will also include one level of partially subterranean parking and a roof top garden. The cafe will open onto Crenshaw Boulevard to welcome patrons to the walk-up seating from the sidewalk.
The properties are owned by Shedrick Jones, a legacy property owner in the City of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Urban Design Center is the developer for the project. Sanctuary of Hope will also be a project owner and facilitate housing placement and training programs for the emancipated youth.
Curtom Building & Development will serve as the contractor and partner. The architect is FSY Architects, Inc. We are in the initial design development phase for this Opportunity Zone and Transit Oriented Community (TOC) located site and will schedule to go before the Park Mesa Neighborhood Council by Q4 2021 or Q1 2022 to garner community input.