PacArts

Address: 303 South Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone Number: (310) 802-2622
Year Completed:  2015
Type:  Family | Units: 49
Management:  WSH Management, Inc.

Partners/Lenders:

    • Bank of America
    • Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles
    • California Community Reinvestment Corporation (CCRC)
    • Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program
    • California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC)

Creative pathways to wellness and arts infrastructure for tenants have been centerpieces of Meta’s senior buildings since 2003 when it completed Burbank Senior Arts Colony. When it existed, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles challenged Meta to move beyond arts-as-services and to delve more deeply into cultural infrastructure vis-à-vis galleries for non-tenants and housing for working artists.

CRA/LA’s challenge has become a Meta ethos – despite economic pressures, cities with the wealthiest cultural supplies and most meaningful cultural heritages must maintain their artists and arts consumption and production infrastructure.

The first CRA-inspired working artist building was Pac Arts in San Pedro, followed shortly by Glendale Arts Colony aka ACE/121.

Pac Arts’ 1500 sf art exhibition space expands the San Pedro Arts District and its monthly art walk. Located just outside of San Pedro’s thriving Downtown Arts District, the building retains and supports So Cals creative industry workers who directly and indirectly constitute 19.7% of total employment.

Arts amenities include sound-rated music rooms, a woodshop, a community stage, kiln and pottery equipment, a tech lab with iMacs and arts-focused software.