AMCAL Multi-Housing has completed construction on a development that brings 102 affordable apartments to Long Beach, California.
Located near the Blue Line stop on Pacific Coast Highway, Las Ventanas features one-, two-, and three-bedroom units for individuals and families earning between 20% and 80% of the area median income. Additionally, Los Angeles County’s Homes for Health program has reserved apartments for 15 special-needs households that have experienced homelessness.
The new apartment community sits on just over an acre with a four-story building footprint that includes street-level commercial space and a semi-subterranean parking garage. The lobby and amenity spaces line the boulevard frontage. The transit-accessible location and infrastructure improvements provide residents with access to public transportation, parks, markets, education institutions, and retail, which are all within short distances.
The development includes a play area for children, a patio with outdoor seating, and two barbecues for entertaining. The podium level also has social services offices where residents can receive key services tailored to their needs. Residents have access to secure bicycle storage on both the street and podium levels. Adjacent to the property management offices are a community area with a media center, a computer lab, and open space for games and socializing.
“Las Ventanas’ high-quality design and amenities will contribute much-needed affordable family housing to the community,” said Percy Vaz, CEO of AMCAL. “We are happy that Las Ventanas, with its many environmentally sustainable and open-space features, will be a valuable addition to the Long Beach community for years to come.”
Designed by William Hezmalhalch Architects, the community has been rated LEED Platinum by the U.S. Building Council for its strong environmental qualities, including installing high-efficiency fixtures and Energy Star appliances as well as using low-VOC paints and flooring.
Funding sources for the approximately $48.9 million development include The Long Beach Community Investment Co., Union Bank, Hudson Housing Capital, California Department of Housing and Community Development, the California Housing Finance Agency, and the California Municipal Finance Authority.
AMCAL has been a leader in providing affordable housing to Los Angeles for 43 years, with Las Ventanas being its 46th community completed in Los Angeles County.