In downtown Long Beach, construction is in the final stretch for a new development of affordable housing for sale from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.
The project, which spans the south side of 14th Street between Pine Street and Pacific Avenue, includes 10 residential units – all of which will be sold individually to low- and middle-income households. The new construction, called Millennium Homes, includes six attached townhouses as well as two duplexes.
According to a landing page on the Habitat LA website, each unit is approximately 1,240 square feet and has a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom layout.
The Craftsman-style buildings each rise two stories high, with a private courtyard and two-car garage. Approximately 1,500 square feet of common open space, plus three guest parking spaces, must be shared.
The development site, formerly owned by the Long Beach Community Investment Company, was cleared between 2006 and 2009 to facilitate the construction of an affordable housing project. However, the demise of state redevelopment agencies shortly thereafter cut funding for this project, leaving the site vacant until Habitat for Humanity took control.
Habitat for Humanity isn’t done with Downtown Long Beach. A few steps to the east, the developer plans a larger project comprising 36 condominiums on another vacant lot on 14th Street.
The two project sites are located west of another empty property at the intersection of 14th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, where Los Angeles-based Skid Row Housing Trust is a 160-unit affordable housing complex .