Groundbreaking Ceremony at Vermont Corridor Department of Mental Health Building
This week we had the pleasure of participating in the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Vermont Corridor Department of Mental Health Building in LA’s Koreatown. It’s a project Hathaway Dinwiddie is very proud to be a part of and we are so eager to hit the ground running with construction!
The project consists of a Class A, 21-story commercial office tower, which includes 12 stories of office floors, a terrace with office support spaces and a ground level lobby and retail space. There will also be 7 stories of above-grade parking. With access to the Metro Vermont/Wilshire Red Line Station, Los Angeles County residents will be able to access an array of mental-health services. The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) will also consolidate its administrative functions into this centralized building, and expand several of its operations.
Among the special guests in attendance was Hathaway Dinwiddie Senior Vice President Art Kozinski, County of Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, the LACDMH, the Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and other dignitaries.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas shared, “The Vermont Corridor Project represents our commitment to revitalizing the communities that are home to County facilities and services. In addition to supporting a robust and thriving community, we are also supporting our own. Every year, LACDMH and WDACS help tens of thousands of residents. Through these state-of-the-art County facilities, LACDMH and WDACS employees will be able to deliver improved services – from prevention to recovery – and assist their clients in taking the first steps on a journey toward healing and self-sufficiency.”
The Vermont Corridor Project is a collaborative effort between the County, Trammell Crow and community organizations, such as the Anderson Munger Family YMCA and NewStory Church.