Castelar Apartments is located north of downtown Los Angeles at the gateway to the Chinatown district. Occupancy for the 101 affordable family apartments began in 2003 with Mayor Hahn and Councilmember Ed Reyes attending the Grand Opening.
In 2004, the Downtown News honored Castelar as the best affordable housing project in downtown Los Angeles.
The $14,000,000 project was financed with 9% Low-income Housing Tax Credits and conventional debt and $525,000 from the Los Angeles Housing Department.
Construction is four levels of Type V over two levels of Type I garage, and the steep slopes required reciprocal agreements with adjacent land owners.
Property type: Affordable
Year Built: 2003
No. Units: 101
Developer: AMCAL Enterprises, Inc.
Contractor: AMCAL General Contractors
Architect: Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh