Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation’s newest affordable housing development for seniors, Camino Esperanza in Simi Valley, is now in the framing stage.
Located on a 2.6-acre lot at 1384 Katherine Road, Camino Esperanza will feature five single-story, ranch-style buildings with six units each as well as a community facility and a separate building for the manager’s unit. Other features include onsite parking for tenants and guests, drought-tolerant landscaping and interconnected sidewalks and patios.
“We are excited about the completion of Camino Esperanza,” said John Mathews, Cabrillo’s Director of Construction & Maintenance. “The apartment units are designed and built to accommodate handicapped tenants with access to courtyard areas, gardens and the community room. The community room will have generous features such as an open meeting area, technology room, library and kitchenette. Seniors will be able to socialize together in a common area designated just for them.”
The property will also include sound barrier walls and a water basin to direct flow into the ground rather than the storm drains. A spillway structure also is being designed so excess water flows into the creek.
“Cabrillo is proud to bring another wholesome community to the Ventura County area,” said Mathews. “We pride ourselves on well planned and well-built housing that serves underprivileged populations.”
Camino Esperanza is expected to be completed in early 2017.
About Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation
CEDC is a private non-profit community development corporation that provides comprehensive housing services in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties through a community building approach. Since its incorporation in 1981, CEDC has developed 1,754 affordable for-sale and multi-family rental homes, and owns and manages 1,121 affordable rental homes. CEDC plans to complete the construction of more than 200 affordable homes for low-income renters, including seniors, in the next two years. Since 1998, CEDC has been a proud chartered member of the NeighborWorks® network and has assisted thousands of individuals and families in achieving or preserving homeownership through education and counseling services through its NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center. CEDC is a chartered member of NeighborWorks, a national network of more than 235 community development and affordable housing organizations.
Photo: Joey Madrid, one of CEDC’s superintendents points out the water basin.