WORKFORCE HOUSING PROJECTS BUILT BY C&C DEVELOPMENT AND ORANGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
CAPTURE TOP NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS
Terraces at Santiago in Santa Ana and Serrano Woods in Orange
ORANGE COUNTY, CA (September 00, 2014) — Two workforce housing communities jointly developed in Orange County, CA, by C&C Development Co., LLC and Orange Housing Development Corporation, have been honored with top national design awards.
Terraces at Santiago, built by the two affordable housing development companies in Santa Ana, CA, was selected by Professional Builder magazine in its 2014 Design Awards competition for the Platinum award in the Best Urban Infill category. The annual Professional Builder Design Awards honor the “best of the best” in residential design. Now in its fourth year, the program “highlights beautifully designed projects that embrace and display new market trends,” according to Professional Builder magazine.
Terraces at Santiago
Developed on a less than one-acre site, Terraces at Santiago is the first apartment community to be built under the City of Santa Ana’s new Station District Transit Zoning Code. The 36-unit workforce housing property is within walking distance of the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center (SARTC), a major hub of public transit within Orange County.
Featuring Spanish/Santa Barbara architectural influences and a LEED Gold property, the Terraces’ award-winning design was a collaboration between C&C Development, Orange Housing Development Corporation, the City of Santa Ana’s planning and housing staff, and Bassenian Lagoni Architects.
“Excellent floor plans, great proportions on exteriors, detailing is outstanding, amazing workforce housing. Well done!” the judges wrote about the Terraces at Santiago.
Also singled out for design excellence is Serrano Woods in Orange, CA, which was one of 34 national finalists in nine categories that were selected for the Affordable Housing Finance Readers’ Choice Award. Finalists and winners are selected by the magazine’s readers.
The 63-unit Serrano Woods Apartments designed by Hard Hat Inc. architects is located in the City of Orange on a formerly vacant site owned by a local church. The buildings’ distinctive architecture is garden style walkup with a combination of surface and underground parking. The buildings are designed in a contemporary styling to complement and enrich the surrounding neighborhoods.
The highly constrained, urban infill site is in an existing mature neighborhood and adjacent retail/commercial outlets. The new property has improved the immediate social and economic fabric of the neighborhood and community through the development of the vacant lot into an architecturally distinctive affordable community for lower income families.
“Serrano Woods has been a win-win opportunity for working families and a local church in Orange, Calif.,” wrote Affordable Housing Finance. “C&C Development and Orange Housing Development Corp. purchased the vacant urban site for the 63-unit workforce project from the Orange Villa Bible Church. This allowed the small, nondenominational church, which had seen a decrease in attendance over the years, to maximize its land value to support its finances.”
Serrano Woods features new multi-family construction of two-, three-, and four-story buildings that encompass 42 two-bedroom and 21 three-bedroom units designed for the needs of large families. The underground parking is situated beneath two of the apartment buildings.
With more than 30 years of experience, Tustin, CA – headquartered C&C Development LLC is a full-service real estate development company specializing in the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, and management of affordable housing for working families and seniors. Collaborating with stakeholders, housing organizations, local municipal staff, and elected officials, C&C designs and develops distinctive affordable projects to assist neighborhoods and communities in pursuing their smart growth goals and implementing their long-term housing vision. The company’s development activities revolve around three types of projects for moderate, low, to very low income residents: new construction of multifamily units; adaptive reuse of existing, underutilized properties; and revitalization/rehabilitation of existing troubled multifamily properties and neighborhoods. With a strong foundation of knowledge, expertise, and experience, C&C communities provide residents with dignity and the opportunity for upward mobility, as well as a place where they can live, call home, and thrive both physically and mentally.