California Community

Royale, Westminster Orange County

Royale is AMCAL’s first affordable community in Orange County, planned to open in 2011.

The Mediterranean-style apartment is located on a redevelopment site of 1.2 acres and consists of 36 affordable family units (31 dua) of 3 and 4 bedrooms. Entitlements included a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change to R5 high density residential. Construction is three levels of Type V wood construction over at-grade and subterranean Type I garage. Design is Title 24 +15% energy efficiency.

Royale is conveniently located near OCTA bus stop, Hoover Park, Schmitt Elementary School, pharmacies, and a grocery market. Amenities include a barbecue and seating area in the courtyard, and 1,000-s.f. community clubhouse with a computer lab.

Royale is financed with an allocation of $12,666,000 in 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in 2009, and $5,544,000 in City of Westminster RDA funds.

Construction began in 2010.

100% affordable:
4 units – 30% AMI
4 units – 40% AMI
18 units – 50% AMI
9 units – 60% AMI
1 unit – Manage

Year Built

2011

Type

Family

No. Units

36

Total Cost

$17,727,000

Developer

AMCAL Multi-Housing

Contractor

AMCAL General Contractors

Architect

Withee Malcolm

Financing

Equity

$9,436,000
Union Bank

Construction

$10,366,000
Union Bank

Permanent

$2,595,000
Union Bank

Agency

$5,544,000
City of Westminster RDA

Non-Profit

Foundation for Affordable Housing