Veterans Affairs draft master plan for West Los Angeles campus

After months of de­lib­er­a­tions with former sol­diers and com­munity groups, the U.S. De­part­ment of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs re­leased its draft mas­ter plan call­ing for trans­form­ing its long-neg­lected West Los Angeles cam­pus in­to a res­id­en­tial and treat­ment com­munity . The plan calls for 1,200 per­man­ent sup­port­ive ef­fi­cien­cies, stu­di­os and one- and two-bed­room apart­ments and 740 short term hous­ing units fan­ning out from a town cen­ter with a cinema, fit­ness cen­ter, café, lib­rary and bike shar­ing sta­tion. Vet­er­ans and law­yers were guardedly op­tim­ist­ic about the plan, but cau­tioned enorm­ous work by the VA is ahead to ex­ecute the plan.