Las Ventanas Apartments is an affordable mixed-use housing development that began construction near the Blue Line Station at Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach in April 2019. When completed, the 1.01–acre site will include one single building (four stories) with 101 affordable housing apartments plus a manager’s unit. The development will include street level commercial space adjacent to the transit station.
The project will provide modern housing for individuals and families while locating them within close proximity to high-quality light rail transit. The transit-accessible location and infrastructure improvements will provide residents access to public transportation, parks, markets, education institutions and retail, which are all located within short distances. The transit oriented development (TOD) site is located less than a mile from Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center, and is also closely located to a library, a park, a gas station, small retail shops and a car wash and auto service center. Across the street from the development is a Metro Blue Line light rail transit station. Less than seven miles away are popular entertainment and destination venues such as Aquarium of the Pacific and The Queen Mary™.
Construction is Type V over Type I, with conventional wood framing with concrete slab floors above a semi-subterranean concrete parking podium with 82 parking spaces. Residents will have access to secure bicycle storage on both the street and podium levels. Adjacent to the property management offices is a community area with a media center, computer lab, and open space for games and socializing. The podium level provide a play area for children, outdoor seating and a well-landscaped setting, and two barbecues for entertaining. The podium level also includes offices for social services personnel.
Unit interiors will include modern vinyl floor planking and will have carpeted bedrooms. Each kitchen will feature energy efficient appliances, including a refrigerator, oven, stove, garbage disposal and dishwasher. All units will have a patio or balcony for private outdoor space, storage and modern amenities for living.
LA County’s “Homes for Health” program has units reserved for 15 special needs homeless households.
The project is being built to certified LEED Gold standards.
Property type: Affordable
Year Anticipated Completion: 2021
No. Units: 102
Developer: AMCAL General Contractors