COUNTY OF ORANGE, CALIFORNIA
Buena Vista Apartments is a podium-style, multifamily community that features a three-story building with a total of 17 units including 11 two-bedroom and 6 three-bedroom floor plans designed for the needs of large families. Architecturally, the building has been designed to complement the existing Spanish heritage of the surrounding neighborhood
Buena Vista Apartments serves a lower income family population through large units that accommodate large families and provides a secure environment for residents. The 500 square-foot community center offers social services through Latino Health Access, a local service provider, as well as tot lot and open space for children. In addition to providing a place for youth to learn and play, the center gives adults have the opportunity to benefit from programming that focuses on life skills. The community center also includes a management office and a laundry.
Buena Vista’s two-bedroom apartments are approximately 868 square feet and the three-bedroom units are approximately 1,098 square feet. Each unit has air conditioning and residents have private decks with enclosed, secure storage. An elevator serves the first and second floors. The property provides 29 parking spaces at a ratio of 1.77 spaces per unit.
Buena Vista Apartments incorporates sustainable building components such as “low-E” windows, tankless water heaters, water saving plumbing fixtures, and formaldehyde-free insulation. All bathroom fans are equipped with either humidistat sensors or timers and vent to the exterior of the building along with the kitchen vent fans. The development exceeds Title 24 standards by at least 15%. The property is landscaped throughout with trees, shrubs, and grass to provide aesthetic value, shade, and to aid in the retention of storm water that mitigates runoff.