Mixed-use 76-unit affordable housing with 11,000 sf of commercial space
Eucalyptus Park is a 93-unit seniors community located in Inglewood, CA. Check out our complete renovation designs for the entire campus!
100 UNITS, 5 STORY MIXED-USE affordable senior living community;
1 acre site
This new Mission Blvd apartment building includes a total of 100 affordable units for senior residents and sits above a neighborhood-serving workers’ union. The new five-story complex includes indoor and outdoor communal areas, including rooftop spaces and a private courtyard for the residents. The residences surround a landscaped Courtyard and have access to roof-top area with views of the city and the adjacent natural landscape. The units - predominantly one-bedroom and studios - are all provided with a full kitchen, a balcony, an
Accessible bathroom, and storage space. Integrated into the design of the units are components that assist with the ease of aging-in-place, such as places to set groceries and orientation of openings to encourage community interaction.
Other supportive uses include a fitness room, a residents' lounge, a wellness room and a prominent flexible-use community room. The rooftop deck will include a community garden, a chapel and sitting areas with both nature and city views. The building's unique layout is born from the desire to bring natural light to all units, which are oriented to the views of the hills. The ground-floor community room will include a kitchen, television lounge and space for art classes and resident meetings. This community room opens up onto a sunny courtyard and garden.
The residential pedestrian entrance is through the open plaza on Mission Blvd. Beyond the lobby, the Northeast facing courtyard frames the existing landscape. The abundant and unique landscaping portrays the local history by resembling Hayward's salt ponds’ patterns and colors. This landscape does double-duty, adding green areas and creating miniature wetlands that manage runoff, easing the burden on the city's combined stormwater and sewage system.
The residences sit atop the parking area and commercial space. The existing clerks union that occupies the site will have a proportional new home at the ground floor. This community-oriented space will maintain an active street atmosphere with an open plaza that connects the building to the Mission Blvd. commercial corridor. Parking is reduced to realistically reflect the auto-ownership of the population. There will be a car-share pod with two available
vehicles as well as secure bicycle parking. This project will pursue a LEED certification, with healthy interiors for senior residents. Photovoltaic arrays will provide solar electric power and domestic hot water.
HUD – Section 8
Candeur Group – Investor
Red Capital – Lender with a 221d4
Citi Group – Underwriter of the bonds
OTHER PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS TO RECOGNIZE
Jamboree Housing Corporation – Not-for-Profit Services Partner
City of La Puente
California Debt Limit Allocation Committee
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee
Relativity Architects – Architect
Ashwood Construction – Contractor
SQLA, Inc. – Landscape Architect
TARGETED INCOME OF RESIDENTS
All residents are under either 50% AMI or 60% AMI; however, most residents are far below those income levels.
NUMBER OF UNITS
NUMBER OF ROOMS
(8) 1-Bedroom Units
(88) 2-bedroom Units
(36) 3-Bedroom Units
The rent prices are $1,450 for 1-bedroom, $1,610 for 2-bedroom and $1,975 for 3-bedroom. The property; however, is 100% Section 8. The residents pay only 30% of their monthly income on rent and the rest is subsidized.
The Moonlight Villas project, developed by LAHP and Abbey Road of Penny Lane Centers is truly a special place. Caring for all sizes of familes, the building was defined by its site as much as its program. The units are cool respites from the notorious heat in the area and the triple width exterior corridors provide a safe area for children to play under a watchful eye. With active and large community areas, both interior and exterior, the residents will have no problem creating a vibrant community within the building. The site, a triangular hillside lot, allowed wonderful angles to be created and HC+RA took full advantage, shifting the buildings axis and incorporating a Saw Tooth roof design. With the facades using over 27 site contextual colors, the project hopes to kickstart the residents into a higher and happier quality of life.
The emphasis on the creation of a thriving community requires that the building be both identifiable as a whole while at the same time allow the individuality of the residents to be identified. For that reason the exterior treatment incorporates features that would distinguish the private from the public and allow the different wings to be clearly different. The key functions such as stairs, elevator, circulation, common facilities, residential units are all treated differently in order to create a vocabulary of forms and colors that will allow both a clear identity and integrated whole.
The main idea of the building is to create a strong community of families by incorporating opportunities for interaction within the complex together with the careful integration into the existing urban fabric. The design incorporates a separation between the grade level of public oriented areas that relate to the commercial character of the neighborhood and the residential areas above on the upper levels.
This Seniors' Home required a total renovation of both the exterior and interior spaces. The exterior re-design included beautiful landscaping and community spaces while the interior saw a complete overhaul into stunning public spaces for all residents.