A 3,900 square-foot building at Albert Winn Park that has sat vacant for decades soon will have a new purpose.
The LCAC — founded in 1972 — will continue to provide art, cultural and other programs and events to the public as they have been at their current location in Miller Park.
“The LCAC brings so much enrichment and joy to our community, and this new location will be a great step forward, both for them and the neighborhoods around Winn Park,” said Councilmember Katie Valenzuela, who represents the area. “This agreement has been a long time in the making, and I’m excited to see things progressing. My thanks to Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and Sen. Richard Pan for helping us make this amazing project possible.”
Assemblymember McCarty and Sen. Pan in 2022 awarded $1 million in State funds to the LCAC for improvements to the space.
Renovations are underway to add an elevator and stairways to the entrance and second floor to meet required accessibility and emergency exiting. Additional improvements to landscaping and lighting are expected to be completed later this year.
The Winn Park Building was built in 1937 and was once used as a telecommunications center for the City’s Fire Department. The age and unique features of the building, as well as its historic use, qualifies it as a Historic Building on the City’s Register of Historic Places.