Senior Apartment Community Maintains Winning Title

Perris Station Senior Apartment Homes took home the gold once again.

By Andie Lowenstein, Associate Editor

Perris, Calif.—Perris Station Senior Apartment Homes took home the gold once again.

caThe community, developed by Highridge Costa Housing Partners of Gardena, California, received numerous recognized Gold Awards in competition held by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Situated in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, the apartment community received the winning title in the building trade association’s categories of Best 50+ Mixed-Use Community, Best 50+ Independent Living Community and Best 50+ Affordable Rental Community. The community was also a finalist in the NAHB’s Best in Green Award (BIG) for Best in Green 50+ Home or Community. The awards were presented at the 2015 NAHB International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas.

“We are honored to be given these esteemed awards because they underscore our mission to create quality new affordable housing,” said Michael Costa of Highridge Costa. “We have a long waiting list for seniors wanting to reside at all of our 48 senior housing communities located throughout California. We need many more to be built to begin to meet the increasing demand.”

The $28 million, three-story, 84-unit senior living community is set in the heart of Perris’ historic district including a 16,000-square-foot courtyard and 9,300-square-feet of retail and office space. The property was designed to LEED Gold certification conditions or better and is the first 9 percent tax-credit senior apartment community to be developed in Perris.

Perris station is conveniently located across the street from the local senior center, near the public library, a new Metrolink multi-modal transit center and a healthcare clinic.

In the 2014 NAHB’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards program, Highridge Costa won Best Creative Financing of an Affordable Housing Community of the Year honors for Perris Station. The community was also selected as a finalist by the NAHB for Best Affordable Apartment Community of the Year, Best Rental Apartment Community of the Year, and Best Example of Green Building Concepts of the Year.

Additionally, the community earned a 2014 Gold Achievement Award from the NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council for Best 50+ Mixed Use Community in the On the Boards competition. Other honors earned in 2014 include Affordable Project of the Year in the 55+ Housing Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California’s SAGE Awards competition that distinguishes individuals, projects and programs improving the quality of life for Southern California residents 55 years or older. Perris Station was given PCBC’s Award of Merit for Best Seniors Housing Community as well.

The community was designed by KTGY Group Inc., Architecture + Planning, under the direction of Highridge Costa, with interior design provided by Parisi Portfolio. It is intended for age-qualified residents with annual incomes that are 30 to 60 percent of Riverside County’s median income.

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