6-Story, 189-Unit Workforce Housing Project Clears Placentia City Council
Last month, the Placentia City Council approved a proposal to develop a 189-unit workforce housing project located at 207 and 209 West Crowther Avenue.
The project, proposed by USA Properties Fund, will be developed on a 2.13-acre vacant City-owned site that once served as the site for the historic Placentia Orange Growers Association packing house. The project will consist of a six-story, mixed-use development featuring 1,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a 1,500-square foot leasing office, and a two-level semi-subterranean parking structure.
The overall density of the development is 88.6 dwelling units per gross acre which is below the maximum allowable density of 95 dwelling units per gross acre permitted within the TOD zone. The project amenities include two landscaped courtyards containing barbeques, picnic tables, benches, and a children’s play structure, including a fitness room and community room. The 189 affordable housing units will be comprised of a mixture of one-bedroom (135 quantity) and two-bedroom (54 quantity) units that are designed into 13 different plan types.
The affordability mix of the units will be between 30% and 80% AMI, which translates to a rental range of $908 to $2,422 per unit.
Parking access for residents and guests will be provided by two entry points accessible along West Crowther Avenue. A maximum of 272 total parking spaces will be provided.
Designed by DAHLIN, the mixed-use building will employ a take on Contemporary style architecture, with elements of modern and urban aesthetics.
This project is now the third development entitled in the Transit-Oriented Development (“TOD”) Zoning District near Placentia’s Old Town.