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Former hospitals find new life as apartments and condos

When Juana Monroy moved into Hollenbeck Terrace in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2015, she learned that the white, towering senior apartment building was once a busy hospital that had appeared in dozens of movies and television shows.

Then she heard the rumors that the old Linda Vista Community Hospital building was haunted. “I was a little scared,” said Monroy, 60.

But she hasn’t seen a ghost yet, and now she loves living in a building with such history. “It’s gorgeous,” she said.

Across the country, hospitals that have shut their doors are coming back to life in various ways: affordable senior housing in Los Angeles, luxurious multimillion-dollar condominiums in New York’s Greenwich Village, a historic hotel in Santa Fe, N.M.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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AMCAL Opens 660-Bed Community Near California State University, Stanislaus

Turlock, Calif. — AMCAL Equities LLC has opened The Vista, a 660-bed student housing community located near California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California.

The property offers one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units. Community amenities include a clubhouse with outdoor volleyball and basketball courts; a resort-style swimming pool; outdoor television lounge; theatre; cyber café with free coffee; and 24-hour fitness center.

Asset Campus Housing is managing the property. Humphreys & Partners Architects LP designed the community, and construction was managed by AMCAL General Contractors Inc. Coleraine Capital Group, AMCAL’s joint venture partner, sourced the land and assisted with the entitlement process.

Read more at Student Housing Business.

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The Clarendon will bring 335 apartments to Woodland Hills

Developers AMCAL Equities announced on August 31, 2017 that construction has begun on The Clarendon, a new apartment complex in Woodland Hills, just a block northeast of Topanga and Laurel Canyon boulevards, and right in the crook of the 101 freeway.

The five-story building will hold 335 apartments, running from studios up to three-bedrooms; 26 of the units will be rented to tenants using Section 8 vouchers.

The 4.3-acre complex, designed by Architects Orange, will be served by a six-level parking structure that will include 28 parking spaces for electric vehicle charging stations.

Another eco-friendly addition to the project are the trellis solar panels on the roof, which shade the top of the parking garage and offset a portion of common area energy costs, says a release from the developer.

Read more at Curbed LA.

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