C&C DEVELOPMENT BREAKS GROUND ON WORKFORCE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN SANTA ANA AND CAMARILLO
C&C Development in partnership with Orange Housing Development Corporation has started construction on two workforce housing properties – one in Santa Ana, CA, and the other in Camarillo, CA, the joint venture partners’ first project in that city.
In Santa Ana, development is underway on Andalucia Apartments which is being built on approximately 2.26 acres at the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Hazard Avenue. The workforce housing property encompasses 70 three-bedroom units ranging in size from 1,022-1,050 square feet to accommodate growing families. The spacious apartments will be rented to families earning between 50% and 110% of the area median income (AMI).
Consisting of four three-story buildings, the property features a 3,195 square-foot community center, tot lot, onsite laundry facilities, and leasing office. Ample open space will give children a place to exercise and play and adult residents will be provided counseling on ways to improve life skills. The property will have tuck under and surface parking.
The Andalucia Apartments represents one of the first projects to break ground within Santa Ana’s Harbor Mixed Use Transit Corridor Plan (the Harbor Plan). The Harbor Plan vision is for a more livable and sustainable urban corridor created through new housing and mixed-use developments. “The Andalucia Apartments community fits the vision cast by the Harbor Plan and is considered a catalyst for a more vibrant Harbor Boulevard,” said Todd Cottle, principal of C&C Development.
In Camarillo, the Springville apartments workforce housing development will fulfill the city’s requirement for the Springville elacora planned community’s affordable housing requirement. The community is required to provide 30 units of workforce housing restricted to 50% of AMI and 30 units at 60% of AMI. Being constructed on approximately two acres, the apartment property will include 18 one-bedroom units, 21 two-bedroom units and 21 three-bedroom units. The one-bedroom apartments will be approximately 752 square feet, two-bedroom units will be 882 square feet, and the three-bedroom units
The site encompasses five three-story apartment buildings as well as a leasing office, a 1,615 square-foot community room, onsite laundry facilities, a tot lot, and ample open space. It will have enclosed garage spaces and open on-site spaces. 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 fact that we are starting construction on two workforce housing developments in two different communities at the same time underscores the demand there is for affordable housing throughout Southern California and cities are stepping up to fill that demand,” said Cottle. “We are especially pleased to be developing our first workforce housing property in the City of Camarillo as part of the new Springville elacora planned community.”
Both Santa Ana and Camarillo developments are walkable properties near bus stops, grocery stores, pharmacies, schools and parks, general retail, and other community services. Designed to achieve, at a minimum, a LEED Silver certification, they utilize multiple sustainable building methods such as solar panels for common area electricity, Energy Star appliances, “low-E” windows, and water conserving plumbing fixtures. The properties also feature energy efficient HVAC systems and water heaters, formaldehyde-free insulation, CRI Green label plus carpet, and will exceed Title 24 standards by at least 30%. The sites will be fully landscaped throughout with drought resistant shrubs and trees to provide aesthetic value, shade, and to aid in the reduction of water runoff. To enhance their sustainability footprints, the properties will incorporate grass bio swales and filtera units, and will be served by water efficient irrigation systems.
Orange Housing Development Corporation (OHDC), headquartered in Orange, CA, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing secure, clean and attractive housing for people of low and moderate incomes. OHDC was founded in 1990 to increase the number of affordable housing units in California and to fill the housing void not being fully addressed by the private sector. OHDC is committed to providing people with high quality, low-cost housing and responsive management services, while creating enjoyable and productive living environments. OHDC is further committed to the enhancement of communities through the aesthetic value and economic vitality of the developments, and by its leadership and active participation in community affairs. Finally, OHDC is committed to the long-term financial stability of every project. Decisions are guided by economics without compromising integrity. The goal is to utilize the development funds available in the most responsible way possible and to leverage funds in order to obtain maximum quality production.