The Lemon Grove Apartment community in the City of Orange, CSA, is being constructed by C&C Development and Orange Housing Development Corporation and consists of 82 apartments with rents affordable to families with household incomes ranging from 30% to 60% of the area medium income (AMI).
The multifamily property is located at 1148 N. Lemon Street and is being developed on approximately 3.53 acres, the site of an older industrial facility that was razed for the new residential project. The new workforce housing property neighbors another workforce housing property, Citrus Grove, previously built by C&C Development and Orange Development that includes 57 apartments also built on a previous industrial site.
Lemon Grove Apartments will consist of four three-story, attractively designed buildings with one of the buildings housing the leasing office and community space. The property will encompass 24 two-bedroom and 58 three-bedroom apartments designed to serve large families. Floorplans range from approximately 849 square feet for two-bedroom apartments to 1,074 square feet for three-bedroom units.
The Lemon Grove Apartments community center encompasses a learning center and computer lab as well as a variety of amenities and programming for both adults and youth that promote socializing, recreation, health, and quality of life. The property will also feature a tot lot, onsite laundry facilities, and ample open space as well as surface parking with 164 spaces. The apartments incorporate state-of-the-art design elements and building practices that reduce maintenance and utility costs, savings which will benefit residents. Design elements and practices include, but are not limited to, energy efficient HVAC units and water heaters, Energy Star refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes washers, and low consumption water closets.
The new community is designed to achieve, at a minimum, a LEED Silver Certification and will utilize such sustainable building methods as “low-E” windows, grass bio swales, filtera units, and solar energy to provide common area electricity, as well as water saving plumbing fixtures, formaldehyde-free insulation, and CRI Green Label Plus carpet. For optimum water conservation, irrigation systems will be state-of-the-art and the property will be landscaped with low maintenance, drought resistant plants throughout including trees and shrubs to provide aesthetic value, shade, and to aid in the retention of water prior to run off. The property will exceed California Title 24 energy efficiency standards by at least 30% and is within walking distance of bus stops, schools, general retail and parks.
With the completion of Lemon Grove Apartments, C&C Development and Orange Housing Development Corporation will have built 179 workforce housing units in the City of Orange, making the development partnership one of the city’s largest providers and managers of affordable housing.