2016 Year of Firsts …
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED ON ADAGIO APARTMENTS, NEW WORKFORCE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN CAMARILLO, CA
CAMARILLO, CA — C&C Development and Orange Housing Development have completed the construction of Adagio Apartments in Camarillo, CA. Adagio is a 60-unit workforce housing property developed on behalf of Comstock Homes to fulfill the city’s inclusionary zoning requirements for Comstock’s master-planned community, Springville elacora.
Adagio Apartments also marks the first affordable housing property that C&C Development has built in Ventura County, adding to our list of “firsts” for 2016.
Following are the firsts that our company recorded last year.
Our first affordable housing development in the City of Camarillo.
Built in the new Springville elacora planned community in the City of Camarillo, Adagio Apartments fulfills the City’s requirement for the community to provide affordable housing to serve the Camarillo’s housing needs. Thirty of the apartments are being rented to households with incomes that are at 50% of area median income, and 30 units are being rented to households at 60% of AMI.
The LEED Silver property encompasses five three-story apartment buildings as well as a 1,615 square-foot community room, on-site laundry facilities, a tot lot, and ample open space. The building exteriors embrace a contemporary Mediterranean design in keeping with the City of Camarillo’s Heritage Zone that requires residential development which reflects the architectural styles or other modern interpretations of Early California and Spanish/Mediterranean.
The first affordable housing development to break ground in the City of Santa Ana’s Harbor Mixed-Use Transit Corridor Plan.
With construction just completed on approximately 2.26 acres at the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Hazard Avenue in Santa Ana, the Andalucia Apartments community is the first affordable housing development to break ground within the Harbor Mixed-Use Transit Corridor Plan (the Harbor Plan). The Harbor Plan vision is for a more livable and sustainable Harbor Boulevard corridor created through new housing and mixed-use developments.
Andalucia encompasses 70 three-bedroom apartments to accommodate growing families. Consisting of four three-story buildings, the LEED Gold designed property includes a 3,195 square-foot community center, a tot lot, and on-site laundry facilities. Ample open space gives children a place to learn and play and adult residents are served by a facility that offers activities that support and improve their economic and life skills. Andalucia is a public/private partnership development with the City of Santa Ana and Orange Housing Development Corporation.
THE DEPOT AT SANTIAGO
The first and only affordable housing project in Orange County to receive cap-and-trade funding.
We also broke ground for the Depot at Santiago transit-oriented development, the first and only affordable housing project in Orange County to be selected for cap-and-trade funding from the California Strategic Growth Council. Located near the Santa Ana Transportation Center, the mixed-use Depot was awarded $3.9 million in the first round of cap-and-trade funding in 2015, one of only 28 housing and transit oriented projects in California to receive the highly competitive funding.
The Depot is also the first residential project chosen by the Southern California Association of Governments for its 2016 SCAG Sustainability Award for Achievement in Integrated Land Use and Transportation. The award honors a project, plan or public facility that integrates land use and transportation planning; advances infill, transit-oriented development; promotes a sustainable land use mix, including new housing; and locates new housing near existing jobs and/or new jobs near existing housing.
The Depot encompasses 70 family sized apartments, a 3,000 square-foot community room, and approximately 8,500 of ground level retail space. With its prime TOD location, Depot will promote sustainability and a healthier community with convenient access to public transportation that helps reduce vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions. The Depot is a public/private partnership development with the City of Santa Ana and Orange Housing Development Corporation.
Our first affordable housing development in the City of Irvine.
Another significant development milestone was the groundbreaking in Irvine for the Parc Derian workforce housing property, our first affordable housing development in the master-planned community of Irvine. Located in the internationally renowned Irvine Business Complex, Parc Derian is being built in partnership with the Irvine Community Land Trust and Lennar Homes on a 2.2-acre urban infill site near multiple employment hubs, community services, and public transit facilities.
The podium-designed, 80-unit property features a wide range of amenities including a tot lot, outdoor barbeques, pool, outdoor fireplace, community garden, fitness room, community room, on-site laundry facilities, and secured bicycle storage. With its sustainable footprint, Parc Derian is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. Parc Derian is a being developed as a joint venture with Innovative Housing Opportunities.
LEMON GROVE APARTMENTS
The companion property to Citrus Grove, the first workforce housing development in the City of Orange’s Lemon Street Corridor.
Joining the existing Citrus Grove Apartments (pictured here) in the City of Orange, the Lemon Grove Apartments community is being developed on a contiguous 3.53-acre site that was formerly an industrial facility. The City points out in its Housing Element that demand for increased residential units within urbanized areas is being created by growing employment opportunities “that have produced projects that redevelop commercial and industrial uses to integrate both residential and commercial uses at higher densities than seen previously.”
In the past few years, affordable housing developers including C&C have advanced the City’s Housing Element by redeveloping underutilized commercial and industrial uses into multifamily residential development such as Citrus Grove and Lemon Grove.
Now under construction, the Lemon Grove community consists of 82 apartments with rents affordable to families with household incomes ranging from 30% to 60% of the area medium income. A public/private partnership with the City of Orange and Orange Housing Development, Lemon Grove will feature a recreation center as well as a variety of amenities and the property will also include a tot lot, onsite laundry facilities, and ample open space. The companion Lemon Grove and Citrus Grove apartments are within walking distance of bus stops, schools, general retail and parks and are designed to achieve, at minimum, a LEED Silver certification and will exceed California Title 24 CALGreen energy efficiency standards.
With the completion of Lemon Grove Apartments, C&C and Orange Housing will have built 179 workforce housing apartments in the City of Orange, making the development partnership one of the city’s largest providers and managers of affordable housing.