R.D. Olson Breaks Ground on Two Affordable Housing Communities in Los Angeles County

by Jeff Shaw

LONG BEACH and WEST CARSON, Calif. — R.D. Olson Construction has broken ground on two affordable housing communities in Los Angeles County: Anaheim and Walnut in Long Beach and West Carson Villas in West Carson. The projects are slated for completion by summer 2023.

Developed by Bridge Housing in partnership with the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Housing Authority, Anaheim and Walnut will feature 207,000 square feet of mixed-use space at 1500 E. Anaheim St. in Long Beach. The $44 million project will offer 88 housing units in a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts for formerly homeless seniors (age 55 or older) and low-income families that earn between 30 percent and 60 percent of area median income (AMI).

The property will include four levels of residential space over the ground-floor commercial space and a three-story parking structure. The fourth-floor terrace of the parking structure features amenities including a tot lot, exercise equipment, barbecues, seating areas, trellises, community planters and rubber surface flooring. SVA Architects is serving as architect for the project.

PATH Ventures, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Development Authority, is developing West Carson Villas at 22801-22905 S. Vermont Ave. in West Carson. The $40 million, four-story development will feature 111 apartments in a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts with several ADA-compliant units.

On-site amenities will include a common room, three conference centers, a yoga flex room, a playground and outdoor seating areas with barbecues. Additionally, the 150,000-square-foot complex will include ground-floor parking with 83 parking stalls and 68 bike parking spaces for residents and guests. Project partners include KFA Architecture and Placed Interior Design.

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