Construction could begin in by mid-2021 for a new affordable housing complex just west of the Santa Ana River.

The housing complex, slated for a roughly two-acre property at 2530-2534 Westminster Avenue, would consist of 85 residential units and parking for 136 vehicles.  Newport Beach-based Community Development Partners has proposed a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom dwellings, all of which would be reserved for households earning below 30 percent of the area median income.

Other elements of the project include a 5,000-square-foot playground and picnic area, rooftop patios, courtyards, and community rooms.

The project, called Westview Housing, would consist of three- and four-story buildings clad in a mix of cement plaster, wood panels, and tile.  Renderings depict a contemporary low-rise complex with elements of Spanish-revival design - a common architectural style along Westminster Avenue according to Brian Ulaszewski with City Fabrick, which is designing the housing complex.

According to an initial study published by the City of Santa Ana, construction of Westview is expected to occur over a roughly 22-month period, starting in June 2021 and concluding in April 2023.  That schedule is contingent on the approval of project entitlements - including a general plan amendment.

Community Development Partners is developing similar affordable housing projects at Tiny Tim Plaza in Santa Ana and near MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.