Citrus Grove is a 57-unit workforce housing property consisting of three buildings. Project entitlement involved the closure of the existing RV/boat storage lot, as well as a general plan amendment and rezoning. Community outreach included meeting with the neighboring property owners to help design a site plan that did not interfere with their ongoing industrial operations.
The site is adjacent to an active rail line with freight, Amtrak, and Metrolink trains using the line on a daily basis. As part of the project planning, special measures were taken to aid in the reduction of vibration and sound that could affect the apartment residents. In addition, the site is also adjacent to operating industrial properties and thus special lease addendums were adopted to notify residents of the surrounding industrial uses and that the companies have a right to continue their existing operations.
The Citrus Grove Apartment community encompasses a variety of features that promote socializing, recreation and quality of life including the community’s open space. Amenities include a community center operated by Lighthouse Learning Centers that provides social, after-school and adult education programs, as well as a barbecue island and tot lot, laundry facility, a leasing office, and carport parking.
Citrus Grove is LEED Gold Certified and features a photovoltaic solar power system to reduce energy consumption and costs. Amenities include central air, tot lots, carports, Energy Star rated appliances, high efficiency lighting, low-flow faucets and showers.
Awards: 2011 Gold Nugget Award of Merit and 2011 Finalist for SCANPH’s Project of the Year Award.