Our Camino Esperanza project for Cabrillo Economic Development Corp. is coming out of the ground. It is an 100% affordable rental project for seniors. The project includes thirty 500 square foot units, a manager’s unit and a community building. Due to its location within a rural part of Simi Valley, the buildings are all one story and look like updated farm structures.
Like most projects these days, the project faced significant challenges along the way, mostly due to its proximity to a natural drainage water course and a railroad track. Pacific Coast Civil and Pacific Coast Land Design were instrumental in finding creative solutions with us to these challenges. Funding for these types of projects is always a complicated dance with many partners, and it is a testament to the diligence of CEDC, the City of Simi Valley and the lenders that got it done.
The flip side to the complications was that the project was very well received by the neighborhood and the senior community, in large part due to its sensitivity to the rural character of the area and the inclusion of amenities like roll-in showers, front porches and screen doors on the units. The drainage course was preserved too.
We are proud to be part of this collaborative effort and excited to see this project finished and a new community of seniors established in this neighborhood.