CHW and National CORE have broken ground on the sitework phase at Mission Cove Apartments, a community in Oceanside that will provide 288 high-quality affordable apartment homes for families, seniors, veterans and youth aging out of foster care.
The development will include more than 10,000 square feet of commercial, business and professional office space, a Senior Resident Services Center, playgrounds, a perimeter walking path, resident organic garden and fruit tree grove, as well as the Kay Parker Resident Resource Center that will provide onsite service programs.
Over several years, the City of Oceanside and the community developed a Vision Plan for mixed-use development of 288 affordable apartments and small commercial parcel on a 14.5 acre site that the City purchased on Mission Blvd. After a Request for Qualifications process in 2010, City Council unanimously selected Community HousingWorks (CHW) and National Community Renaissance (CORE) as co-developers.
National CORE acted as master developer responsible for coordinating the entitlements and site preparation, and will build and own two housing phases containing 150 family apartments, 10,000 sf commercial space and common amenities. CHW partnered in the design and entitlement process, and will independently build and own 138 seniors apartments and a resident garden. The senior building will be 3-4 stories; its community spaces will include a computer room, library, wellness rooms, garden courtyard, roof terrace, and surface parking.
The design accounted for difficult soils and complex drainage. It is planned that the property will obtain a Green Point Rated certification (or equivalent program), while keeping costs low for the property and its residents. Healthy living will be encouraged with amenities such as an organic garden, walking path and other outdoor activities.
Funding Provided by:
- City of Oceanside
- LISC and JPMorgan Chase Predevelopment grant to CHW
- RRM Design Group (Site Plan / Entitlements)
- Hunsaker and Associates (Engineer)
- Lightfoot Planning Group (Landscape design and entitlements)
- Joseph Wong Design Associates (Project Architect)
There is no interest list available for Mission Cove Apartments at this time, as the earliest any apartments will be available for occupancy is early 2018.