AMCAL has re-developed many brownfields and underutilized urban sites throughout California. The most prominent is the “Avenue 26 Master Plan,” a 10-acre site that was formerly used as a furniture factory and cement/brick kiln. Extensive remediation was required, and four new housing developments with 534 units were constructed next to the new Gold Line light-rail station. Three developments were affordable apartments, and one development, Puerta del Sol, was a mixed-use condominium with live-work and retail at the street level. It was honored with the Multifamily Executive “Editors Choice – Project of the Year” in 2007.
In South Los Angeles, AMCAL cleaned environmental contamination at an auto repair site on Figueroa Street, and built the Casa de Angeles family apartments in 2008, which brought a historic art deco design to the early city neighborhood.
In eastern Los Angeles, AMCAL also remediated a site with a ravine that served as a former dump site, and built the Villa Serena family apartments in 2009, which brought much-needed affordable housing to Los Angeles County.