ADDRESSING THE HOUSING SHORTAGE
Affordable housing continues to be a growing need across the country, and especially in our own backyard in Los Angeles. Throughout the years, Suffolk has remained committed to revitalizing neighborhoods by constructing supporting housing for the city’s most vulnerable individuals, families and veterans. Suffolk has led affordable housing projects totaling over $1 billion across 11,000 residential unit builds. As a company, Suffolk believes in the potential of all people and takes responsibility to uplift one another and positively impact communities.
MODULAR CONTRUCTION AND DESIGN WITH MERCY HOUSING
Locally, Suffolk is doing its part to alleviate the housing shortage in partnership with Mercy Housing – an organization working to eliminate homelessness and housing insecurity – and with support from the city through Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion bond to more than triple L.A.’s annual production of supportive housing.
Most recently, Suffolk broke ground on 6th & San Julian in downtown Los Angeles. This six-story building will include 94 housing units for low-income households, a 13-car subterranean parking lot, community room, resident art mural, outdoor courtyard, bicycle parking and on-site supportive services provided by The People Concern.
Suffolk is also working with Mercy Housing on the construction of a development of a new multi-family housing project at 3552 Whittier Boulevard. This development will provide 63 permanent supportive housing studio units to the local community in East LA. Other building features include common areas, permanent supportive housing services and outdoor landscaped areas.
These projects are made possible through Suffolk’s commitment to building efficiently and most effectively using techniques like modular construction. This technique allows the foundation and other prep work to be done on-site while units are manufactured elsewhere. Once completed, the pieces are assembled at the job site. As a result, modular construction reduces project timelines, saves construction costs, and reduces waste throughout the build process.
To ensure projects stay on track, Suffolk also brings stakeholders together early in the process. Collaboration between constructors, designers and contractors partner all aspects to align on a common goal to increase efficiency.
Both Mercy Housing projects are examples of Suffolk’s ability to leverage 40 years of experience, while keeping an eye toward the future of construction.
PROVING IMPOSSIBLE WRONG
Suffolk is at the forefront of game-changing innovations that are impacting the world and changing the way the industry approaches new projects. In recent years, construction has been one of the slowest industries to digitize in the world. Suffolk’s mission is to close the gap between the technology available and the potential for development in the future. Through a variety of technology-first programs both on-site and off, Suffolk has been able to make a lasting impact.
At its core, Suffolk has a mission to streamline the building lifecycle to bring much-needed projects to life – both in Los Angeles and across the world.
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