By Robert Haugh
At the May 7, 2019 meeting, the City Council approved an affordable housing project. Kudos to the Council because our community needs it.
Irvine Company exec Carlene Matchniff said at the Council meeting that it’s the largest affordable housing project being built in California right now. Wow.
The Irvine Company has an agreement with St. Anton that will bring a 196-unit affordable apartment community to Santa Clara. It was part of the Irvine Company’s deal to build Santa Clara Square.
The project will consist of:
37 very low-income units,
158 low-income units and
one manager’s unit
All units will be available to individuals who earn less than $55,200 annually.
The development will be in the Tasman East Specific Plan area at 2233 Calle Del Mundo. The St. Anton apartment community will replace an existing warehouse. They’re anticipating to start construction in early 2020.
“Giving the go-ahead to the St. Anton project is a wonderful way to commemorate Affordable Housing Week,” said Mayor Lisa Gillmor. “This is a 100% affordable housing project, and it shows how requiring affordable housing obligations for new developments, like Santa Clara Square, can benefit all people who want to live in our community.”
For more info about the St. Anton project, visit the project webpage.