Rose Hill Courts

Client Background

Since it was established in 1938, The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has grown to become one of the nation’s largest and leading public housing authorities, providing the largest supply of quality affordable housing to residents of the City of Los Angeles. Offering a range of programs specifically for low-income, homeless, disabled, children, and seniors, HACLA is committed to preserving, enhancing, and expanding deeply affordable housing and improving the quality of life for Angelenos with a focus on People, Place, and Pathways to Opportunity.

Project Overview

Built in 1942, Rose Hill Courts is one of Los Angeles’ oldest public housing complexes in the City of Los Angeles. This $33M P3 Public-Private Partnership Delivery Project affordable housing project for qualified low-income recipients consists of multiple multi-story housing units and a community center.

The first phase of Rose Hill Courts’ redevelopment and expansion is underway to construct two Type V-A four-story wood-frame buildings with 51 and 38 units, respectively, and ground-level surface parking spaces. Upon completion, this project will nearly double Rose Hill Courts to 185 affordable housing units for low, very low, and extremely low-income families, and replace its existing 100 units set on five acres.

The two new buildings in phase one are designed to achieve LEED certification, and their construction is scheduled for completion at the end of next year. Totaling 103,000 SF, the two buildings will offer 51 one-bedroom, 26 two-bedroom, 8 three-bedroom, and 4 four-bedroom apartments. One building will also have a 3,000 SF underground basement that makes use of an adjacent hill.

Both phases will feature surface parking, a secured interior bike room, bike racks, entirely new landscaping, lighting, fencing, signage, security features, storm drain, and utility improvements. The new sustainably designed buildings will utilize solar power and the landscaping will include water-efficient irrigation and stormwater reuse.

Our Role

As the Project Construction Manager representing HACLA, JOA Group works closely with the P3 partners, developer, construction manager, design team and contractor to ensure owners interest are met. JOA Group participates in all aspects of project meetings, project progress tracking, and decision making. In addition, JOA Group monitors public outreach, project budget, and schedule. Responsibilities also include helping address issues and resolutions, providing project documentation of all activities, and regularly updating city staff of all work activities and pertinent information. Other activities include review of schedules, review and verification of change order correctness and validity, review of pay applications, public outreach, third party coordination, contract compliance, and project closeout activities.

Project Challenges

The Rose Hill Courts project involves coordinating with multiple entities including the development partner, consultant construction manager, and all project stakeholders. In addition, there are challenges coordinating solutions between LADWP and LADBS intersecting plans and work activities. JOA Group helps coordinate and monitor construction issues and design discrepancies to a quick solution. Our role also involves facilitating product approval of material storm drain pipe substitution due to supply chain issues.