South Central Los Angeles Regional Center Opens New Headquarters
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (SCLARC) celebrated the grand opening of Legacy Plaza, 2500 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles — the agency’s new headquarters — with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Nov. 14.
SCLARC is one of 21 private, non-profit community service agencies contracted to the State of California’s Department of Developmental Services to provide diagnosis, evaluation, case management and planning to the developmentally disabled.
The agency currently serves 13,500 individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities — health or mental conditions that manifest before a person reaches age 18 and remain for an indefinite period of time. Persons diagnosed with an intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or autism may be eligible to receive SCLARC services.
Legacy Plaza, the first major office development in the Historic West Adams District in four decades, is now home to the regional center’s 300-person staff. Legacy Plaza encompasses the landmark Golden State Mutual Insurance building, designed by renowned architect Paul R. Williams. An adjoining newly-constructed office building expands the Legacy site to over 100,000 square feet of space. SCLARC’s Board and leadership team have made a commitment to inspire economic development in the area and provide access to state-of-the-art meeting rooms and ample parking for community events.
The grand opening was attended by SCLARC political representatives and stakeholders, including Rep. Maxine Waters, D-43rd District; Second District County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Sen. Isadore Hall, D-35th District; Eighth District Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, D-54th District.