LA LGBT Center to Celebrate Grand Opening of Anita May Rosenstein Campus

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Anita May Rosenstein Campus Groundbreaking - Photo by Paulo Murillo

On March 18, 2017 the Los Angeles LGBT Center broke ground to start construction of The Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus. The campus located at 1116 N. McCadden Place, directly across the street from the Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza is celebrating its grand opening, on Sunday, April 7 from 11am-5pm. The public is invited for the ribbon cutting ceremony at noon and and all-day block party, which will include entertainment and guided tours of the two-acre complex. The grand opening is part of the the LA LGBT Center’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

The Anita May Rosenstein Campus is the first-of-its-kind complex in Hollywood, offering 135 units of affordable housing for seniors and youth, 100 beds for homeless youth, new youth and senior centers. It will serve as the Center’s flagship building. The entire headquarters located at the four-story McDonald/Wright Building will be transformed into a health and medical center

Anita May Rosenstein Campus – Photo by Paulo Murillo

The LA LGBT Center will celebrates the grand opening of the unprecedented Anita May Rosenstein Campus on Sunday, April 7 from 11am-5pm. The public is invited for the ribbon cutting ceremony at noon and and all-day block party, which will include entertainment and guided tours of the two-acre complex.

Celebrities scheduled to appear or perform include Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie); Kathy Griffin (My Life on the D-List); Jenifer Lewis (Blackish); Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery); Alexandra Billings (Transparent); Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (UnREAL); Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow); Shangela (RuPaul’s Drag Race); Brian Justin Crum (America’s Got Talent); Lala Kent (Vanderpump Rules); Shira Lazar (What’s Trending); Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow); Trans Chorus of LA; Denise Frasier Band; Ezra Michel; and DJ Ryan Kenney. More celebrities and dignitaries to be announced.

Envisioned by the Center more than a decade ago, the sprawling campus was brought to fruition by more than 165 capital campaign donors. This includes the $7.27 million lead gift by Anita May Rosenstein and her family foundations. Architects on the project were executive architects KFA Architecture (2016 California Council AIA Firm Award winner) and design architects Leong Leong. Swinerton Builders was the contractor. Phase II of the Campus—scheduled to open in early 2020—will include 99 units of affordable housing for seniors and 25 supportive housing apartments for youth.

Ground Breaking of Anita May Rosenstein Campus – Photo by Paulo Murillo
Anita May Rosenstein and LA LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean – Photo by Paulo Murillo

Visitors and guests are encouraged to use public transportation or a rideshare service. There is a large attendance expected. There will be no parking provided on site. Street parking only, where available.

NOTE: The 1100 block of N. McCadden Place will be closed between Santa Monica Boulevard and Lexington Avenue, from 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, to midnight on Monday, April 8.

For the latest news and updates about the Anita May Rosenstein Campus grand opening, visit www.lalgbtcenter.org/opening.

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