In northwest Pasadena, exterior finishes are taking shape at a new development that will provide homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income households.
Lincoln at Orange Grove, named for its cross streets of Lincoln Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, consists of 48 attached residential units, as well as five market-rate condominiums. Plans call for a mix of two, three-, and four-bedroom floor units - in both flats and townhomes - ranging from 990 to 1,500 square feet in size.
Sales prices for the income-restricted condominiums, which are reserved for low-, moderate-, and workforce-level buyers, range from as low as $348,200 to $663,700. That amounts to monthly costs of between $1,990 and $3,565.
The application window for the Lincoln at Orange Grove is already closed, per a project website.
Designed by GGA+, the development at 735 N. Orange Grove Boulevard consists of three-story buildings arranged around private paseos and courtyards.
"The Lincoln Orange Grove Apartments are a new typology for the design studio focused on providing affordable housing to first time home-owners," reads a design narrative from the firm's website. "Drawing on the architectural language of Irving Gil, the new development integrates into its largely historic Pasadena neighborhood through a simple palette and form of white plaster devoid of unnecessary detail. ‘Nature’ is utilized to float ornamentally around the intersecting and offset forms, while trellises and corner windows provide welcome and transparency to entrances from the neighborhood."
The project is being developed by Heritage Housing, which specializes in projects which cater to households earning between 80 and 150 percent of the area median income, according to its website. The firm's other projects include a for-sale housing project at 1880 E. Walnut Street in Pasadena.
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