At the heart of South Central Los Angeles Regional Center are its consumers.

South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (SCLARC) is a private, non-profit community-based organization and is one of 21 regional centers that serve communities throughout California. The agency measures its success by the quality of life their clients are able to enjoy. Their consumers are developmentally disabled persons who have been diagnosed with autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and other conditions that occur during the developmental period of life.

Taking pride in the fact that they are in partnership with the families and community they serve, SCLARC's staff members' first priority is to provide the highest quality services possible. Since 1974, SCLARC has provided essential services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families. The agency is a central service delivery organization for individuals with developmental disabilities to receive coordinated services.

SCLARC's mandate is to provide assessment, diagnosis, intake, information and referrals, advocacy, prevention services and lifelong case management support to individuals with special needs and those who are at-risk of a developmental disability. Additionally, SCLARC has been awarded ancillary program support funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Alcohol and Drugs, LA Care Health Plan, Inc., the Department of Developmental Services’ Wellness Program, and private contributions. South Central Los Angeles Regional Center is committed to the provision of culturally and ethnically sensitive services which enable its stakeholders to lead more independent and productive lives.

Specifically, Legacy Plaza will 1) enhance SCLARC’s ability to address programming needs 2) provide adequate space for SCLARC’s 250 employees and 3) become an invaluable and much needed community asset and resource.

Legacy Plaza will enhance the agent's ability to address programming needs as well as provide adequate space for the agency’s 250 employees and 100 consultants. As planned, the project will encompass the historic Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building which will require rehabilitation and a new office complex built on the parking lot north of the property. Together, the dual structures will provide more than 100,000 square feet of office space for SCLARC’s present and future staffing needs. Legacy Plaza will provide a more efficient work environment that compensates for staff growth for years to come. There will be a semi-subterranean parking structure to serve the entire campus.

Legacy Plaza will be a major office development constructed in the Historic West Adams Corridor. It is anticipated that the local economy will derive added benefit as a result of SCLARC’s employee population base, stakeholder visitors to this location, and the commitment of SCLARC to help stimulate economic development in the community. Legacy Plaza will by utilized by community residents and business people alike. Both stakeholder groups will have access to the facility's:

  • State-of-the-Art Video Conferencing Center
  • Auditorium
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking Structure

The visibility of Legacy Plaza in the Adams/Western Corridors will increase public awareness regarding special needs and give SCLARC added opportunity to outreach to the community while also reflecting the regional center's core values of fostering an open and inclusive environment.