A decommissioned gas station and strip mall parking lot in Santa Ana has made way for a new affordable housing development.

The project, located at the northeast corner of 5th and Hawley Streets, abuts the Tiny Tim Plaza shopping center.  Newport Beach-based Community Development Partners is building a four-story edifice which will feature 51 apartments - including two-, three-, and four-bedroom units - which will be made available to households earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income level.

Mercy House has been identified as the lead services provider for the Tiny Tim development, while Santa Ana Endurance Academy is also slated to call the property home.

City Fabrick is designing the project, which is described as a "prototypical example of revitalizing the suburban-style strip retail center."  The new housing will be accompanied by outdoor amenities, including a pocket park, a plaza, and a band shell which reuses the former gas station's canopy.

Construction of the housing development is on pace for completion in Spring 2021.

The project site is located a short distance from the new OC Streetcar line, which is also under construction.