Workers break ground on 102-unit affordable housing project in Central Long BeachRelease Date: 2019-06-07
by Brian Addison in Longbeachize
The Las Ventanas development, formerly known as the Pacific Apartments, is now officially under construction and is set to house 102 affordable apartment units at Long Beach Boulevard near Pacific Coast Highway.
Originally designed for 101 units, the AMCAL-produced and William Hezmalhalch Architects-designed project has expanded by one unit and includes 77 parking spaces, five for motorcycles, and over 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail space at a total cost of $42.2 million.
While the design, color choice, and overall aesthetic leaves much to be desired—it exemplifies the worst of the worst of mid-1990s postmodern apartment complexes—here is the breakdown of the units:
- 62 one-bedrooms
- 15 two-bedrooms
- 25 three-bedrooms
- 18 units extremely low income (ELI); 32 units very-low income (VLI); 50 units low income
This marks the third affordable housing project to break ground this year in Long Beach, behind the 48-unit Vistas del Puerto complex and the 95-unit Spark complex, both in Central Long Beach.
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