Westview, a Proposed 85 Unit Affordable Housing Development in Santa Ana

 


By: Chad Kim

Developer, Community Development Partners, proposes an 85 unit affordable housing development in the City of Santa Ana near the intersection of Westminster Ave and Fairview St.

The project site is located at 2530 and 2534 Westminster Ave, and was part of the City's competitive program for building affordable housing. Four different proposals were considered by the City, and through this reviewing process, Community Development Partners along with Mercy Housing Living Centers was selected based on their highest rated proposal. 

Currently, the existing use at the 2.056 acre site is undeveloped. The proposed project would develop the site with two residential buildings that would range between three and four stories tall. Parts of the buildings that are nearest to the neighboring single family residences would be three stories tall. Additionally, the proposed project would construct a parking lot and playground that would create space between the proposed buildings and the single family residences:

Site Plan. Source: City of Santa Ana


As illustrated by the site plan above, the playground would be located south of Building A and most of the vehicle parking would be located south of the buildings. 

Out of the total 85 units, 58 units will be for extremely low-income households at 30 percent of the Area Median Income. Additionally, 26 units will be reserved for permanent supportive housing for persons experiencing chronic homelessness. Out of the 26 units, ten units will be for transitional aged youth such as emancipated foster youth. Unit types ranges from 1 bedroom and 4 bedrooms, where 3 and 4 bedrooms will be for large families. The 1 and 2 bedroom units will be for permanent supportive housing. One unit will be set aside as a manager's unit. 

In addition to the residential units, the development would also include:

  • Office space for service providers, 
  • A community room, 
  • A meeting room, 
  • Laundry rooms, 
  • A 5,000 sq ft playground and picnic area,
  • Two residential rooftop patios,
  • Internal courtyards
Public access would be available to the playground, lawn and picnic area that is along Huron Dr. 

Project Summary. Source: City of Santa Ana



Source: City of Santa Ana


Source: City of Santa Ana

The developer anticipates starting construction in March 2022 and construction would take about 15 months.

Source: City of Santa Ana

Community Development Partners has three different developments in the City of Santa Ana:

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