Construction has commenced for a new affordable housing complex on publicly-owned land in Glendale, general contractor Milender White announced this week.

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Citrus Crossing, which is being developed by Los Angeles-based Meta Housing Corp., would rise on sites controlled by the Glendale Housing Authority located at 900 and 920 E. Broadway. Approved plans call for the construction of 127 residential units reserved for senior households earning between 30 and 70 percent of the area median income.

AC Martin is designing the 142,550-square-foot apartment complex, which is targeting LEED Platinum Certification. In addition to housing, the project will include an 8,000-square-foot plaza, a rooftop deck, two community rooms, a senior services room, and a two-level subterranean parking garage.

Completion of Citrus Crossing is expected in Spring 2024.

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The project site, formerly a school for disabled children, was acquired by the Glendale Housing Authority acquired the roughly 1.6-acre site in October 2019 for $12.1 million, with the expressed intention of preserving it for affordable housing development. At the same time, the Housing Authority also acquired a larger site at 515 Pioneer Drive, which is slated for an even larger 340-unit affordable housing complex which would be the city's largest.

Meta, one of Los Angeles County's most prolific builders of subsidized affordable housing, is also joined on the project by AMJ Construction Management.

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