LOS ANGELES, CA – This week, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of the historic General Hospital Reuse/ West Campus – a regional solution for homelessness.

The County will now seek bids from master developers to implement Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ vision to reuse the historic General Hospital and develop the LAC+USC West Campus. The vision for the project, realized in partnership with community, is to readapt 25 acres of land into a mixed-use project to include affordable, low-income and market rate housing, commercial spaces, office and economic opportunity spaces, community-oriented spaces, and other infrastructure.

“Los Angeles County is the epicenter of the homelessness crisis. The need for supportive and affordable housing is more important than ever, which is why I am moving forward a project to repurpose a historic County landmark to meet our greatest need,” said Supervisor Solis. “Today, we take the bold step to make this project a reality. We’ve worked diligently for five years to finalize the feasibility study, secure funding, and gather the necessary community input to bring forward a solid RFP. The historic General Hospital has long been a fixture in Los Angeles County and today’s action helps solidify its legacy of healing and community for decades to come.”

“We will be inviting local, national and international developers to help LA County reimagine and repurpose the historic Los Angeles County General Hospital,” said Kelly LoBianco, director of the new Department of Economic Opportunity. “Team DEO looks forward to entering into a single bid agreement with a developer to transform the 25 acres of land into a place of recovery, growth and opportunity. We’re grateful to the Board of Supervisors and the local community for their vision and commitment towards restoring General Hospital as a housing and service hub for those most vulnerable.”

“As the County’s builder, LA County Public Works is proud to support this public-private partnership and the County’s ‘Healthy Village’ vision for its flagship LAC+USC medical center,” said Mark Pestrella, director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. “It’s an investment in County infrastructure that will promote affordable housing, increase social equity, and revitalize the local economy.”

Site Background: The County of Los Angeles owns the historic General Hospital building and the underutilized areas to the west. Following the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the County committed to constructing a replacement hospital and upon the opening of a new medical center in 2008, the historic General Hospital building became largely vacant. The building is adjoined to the west by several underutilized areas, collectively known as West Campus, which are ripe for development. Together, the General Hospital site and West Campus areas make up the proposed project site and comprise approximately 25 acres of land that needs to be readapted.

To read the full resolution, click here.

To view the RFP click here.

To read the Feasibility Study, click here.

If you have any questions regarding the RFP, call (844) 432-4900.