Land use is proposed as existing, preferred, and alternate, allowing for flexibility in future development decision-making, but establishing the tone and character of each of the areas of the campus. Within this flexible framework, specific ideas for focusing new development as well as re-purposing existing facilities are suggested in the figure to the left.
The Master Plan Framework places an initial and immediate focus on permanent supportive housing for homeless or at- risk Veterans within a nurturing, safe, and secure core area of the site. Initial phase permanent supportive housing will be located in the central portion of the north campus, with a projected capacity of 490 housing units. Of these, approximately 150 units are proposed to be new construction in a townhouse- type complex, with the balance located in nearby renovated buildings.
Future housing will be located in a combination of renovated buildings throughout the campus, as well as in new infill construction. Beyond the currently projected demand for 1,200 units, the Framework Plan indicates an overall capacity on the 388-acre West LA Campus of up to approximately 4,000 units of housing of various types. This capacity can absorb future demand as need dictates based on local and regional demand updated through 3- to 5-year reviews.