This affordable 48-unit Workforce Housing Development is located within an urban environment along the West side of Atlantic Avenue, between 20th Street and Hill Street of Long Beach, California. These homes were created to house those people that fall into the moderate income bracket which is up to 120% of AMI, or area median income.
Each of the six buildings will feature a unique courtyard for private uses. The building massing will alter from building to building in order to create a strong architectural interest along Atlantic Avenue. Additionally, there will be different color schemes to further distinguish the two building types.
Integral to its transformation was the creation of a pedestrian-friendly environment, by linking this new development to the already existing residential neighborhoods and the adjacent commercial and retail stores.
This project is part of an ongoing transformation of the area into a neighborhood center that inspires pride amongst its residents and creates a unique sense of place.