In Santa Ana, construction has commenced for a $52-million affordable housing complex at 2530 Westminster Avenue, reports the Orange County Register.

The project, named Westview House as a portmanteau of its cross streets Westminster Avenue and Fairview Street, is being built by Newport Beach-based Community Development Partners and service provider Mercy House. Plans approved in late 2020 by Santa Ana Planning officials will permit the construction of 85 residential units and parking for 136 vehicles.

View looking west on WestminsterCity of Santa Ana

The mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom dwellings includes 24 units reserved as permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless renters, as well as 60 units set aside for households earning up to 30 percent of the area median income.

According to the Register, rents at Westview House are expected to range from as little as $756 for a one-bedroom unit to as much as $1,170 for a four-bedroom apartment.

City Fabrick is designing Westview House, which would rise four stories in height. Illustrations of the design concept depict a contemporary low-rise complex with elements of Spanish-revival architecture. Planned on-site amenities include a community room for events and classes, an outdoor children’s play structure, and a picnic area.

2530-2534 Westminster AvenueCity of Santa Ana

Completion of Westview House is expected in February 2024.

Community Development Partners previously developed a similar affordable housing complex at Tiny Tim Plaza in Santa Ana, and is currently in construction at a project near MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.