|On October 15, 2013 Jamboree Housing Corporation, one of California’s leading community development organizations specializing in affordable housing, announced the grand opening of Park Landing Apartment Homes, a pioneering multifamily property in Buena Park, CA, that features a 20,000 square-foot green roof over the 142-space parking area. The community provides quality affordable housing for working families who earn between 30% and 60% of the county's area median income and is designed to achieve LEED Homes Gold rating, combining affordability with sustainability. Each unit is equipped with Energy Star appliances, tankless water heaters, low-flow restrictors and other sustainable features.|
Jamboree’s first development in partnership with the City of Buena Park, Park Landing is a four-story apartment community that incorporates contemporary urban design. Located on a long-abandoned commercial site adjacent to a residential neighborhood, Park Landing consists of 70 rental apartment homes for working families who earn between 30% and 60% of the county's area median income. The $22-million multifamily property was developed on a highly constrained, two-acre urban infill site at 8850 La Palma Avenue.
|Utilizing the LiveRoof® planting system, this unique green roof amenity provides more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor recreational space. A mixture of native drought-tolerant plants, succulents, and tall grasses accentuate active and passive outdoor spaces. The park-like setting also includes Jamboree’s (and one of Orange County’s) first Imagination Playground© as well as barbecue areas, bocce ball court, and a walking trail. This is the first green roof incorporated as part of a residential property in Orange County or the Inland Empire. |
"Park Landing is an exceptional public/private achievement that we believe will pioneer a new generation of sustainable, multifamily development in urban areas by use of a green roof," said Laura Archuleta, Jamboree president. "In addition, Park Landing will provide a substantial boost to the local workforce housing market."
Newman Garrison + Partners Architects incorporated the green roof design as part of the firm’s pioneering New Block™ (patent pending) concept. The green roof addresses one of today’s biggest design issues for a dense urban environment – providing enough open space to meet most cities' infill development requirements, which New Block™ does.
Park Landing residents will benefit from the green roof’s outdoor space, which includes a patio, barbeque/picnic areas and basketball court. The play area features Jamboree’s and one of Orange County’s first Imagination Playground©, a mobile-based outdoor play system that consists of lightweight, oversized building blocks that do not require fixed equipment. The blocks allow children to reconfigure their play environment and in so doing improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, develop communication and problem solving skills.
Park Landing received $6.6 million in the city’s redevelopment funds. The property received tax credit allocation funding under California’s Title 24 energy conservation regulation, exceeding energy efficiency by 21%. Other financing consisted of 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee purchased for $7.5 million by WNC & Associates, and a $3.25 million construction loan from U. S. Bank. Additional funding sources included the California Department of Housing & Community Development Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) with $4.8 million. Jamboree purchased the land from the Buena Park Redevelopment Agency for $3.6 million.
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|Park Landing Apartment Homes is located at 8850 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620; visit their website. Read the following: October 15, 2013 Jamboree Housing Corporation Completes Pioneering Park Landing Workforce Apartment Homes in Buena Park, CA Press Release on PRWeb; Jamboree Housing Corporation Park Landing Green Features Fact Sheet; April 12, 2012 $22M Orange County Housing Project Moves Dirt by Natalie Dolce in GlobeSt.com;. Learn about LiveRoof in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.|
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