By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor
Oceanside, Calif.—National Community Renaissance (National CORE) and Community HousingWorks (CHW) have broken ground on Mission Cove, an affordable housing property in Oceanside, Calif. After initial site preparation on the 14.5-acre, city-owned site, including infrastructure work, there will be three phases of multifamily housing.
All together, the property will include 288 units when complete. The initial residential phase will include 90 apartment units for families, veterans, seniors and transitional-aged youth, and will be developed and owned by CORE. It will also feature 10,400 square feet of retail space and the Kay Parker Family Resource Center.
The next phase, which will be developed and owned by CHW, will total 138 apartments for seniors and veterans, including adult daycare, senior resident services facilities and a resident organic garden. A final phase, to be developed and owned by National CORE, will include 60 homes for families, seniors and veterans.
According to CHW, the design must account for difficult soils, complex drainage and the preservation of archeological artifacts that must be left in situ. The apartment community will obtain a LEED certification, and healthy living will be encouraged with amenities such as an organic garden, walking path and other outdoor activities. The community will include a computer room, library, wellness rooms, garden courtyard, roof terrace and surface parking.
CORE is a multifamily specialist, with about 9,000 units developed in four states. CHW is also a nonprofit multifamily developer, as well as being active in rehabbing single-family houses for resale in various parts of southern California.