Metro, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles and the SEED Foundation, today broke ground on the Vermont Manchester Transit Priority Project, which will dramatically transform a dirt lot the size of two city blocks that has been blighted for almost 30 years.
After acquiring the property through eminent domain in 2018, LA County, Metro and their partners are kicking off the first phase of the development: the SEED School of Los Angeles County (SEED LA), the state’s first public boarding high school. The second phase will include building 180 affordable apartments, a Metro Job and Innovation Center and community-serving retail stores.
SEED LA will focus on serving the most at-risk and resilient students from South LA and elsewhere in the County and prepare them for college and beyond. The 147,000-sq. ft. campus will include 170 dorm rooms, 20 staff apartments, 20 classrooms, an art studio, science labs, a maker space lab, administration space, conference rooms, a gymnasium, a dining hall, outdoor recreation space, courtyards and a rooftop garden.
The inaugural class of SEED LA students will arrive in August 2022.
21 October 2020