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The Latest in Affordable Housing: Multigenerational Development

Orange County
The Latest in Affordable Housing: Multigenerational Development
Courier Place
Seniors housing is one thing, but what about seniors and juniors housing? It’s known as multigenerational housing, and recently the City of Clairmont’s Architectural Commission gave its annual prize for design excellence to one such property, the recently opened Courier Place. The 75-unit property is a multigenerational development by Irvine-based nonprofit Jamboree Housing Corp and designed by William Hezmalhalch Architects of Santa Ana. According to the commission, it likes the development because it’s an affordable property, LEED Platinum, TOD—note train zooming by—and designed to blend in well with its neighbors.
Laura Archuleta
Some of Courier Place’s units are reserved for seniors, others for working families. For Jamboree, Courier Place is the second of three such properties that the developer will open or break ground on this year. Jamboree prez Laura Archuleta tells us that the multigenerational aspect of the property is in response to an aging population and families that are often fractured by geography. The average age of the 38 seniors living at Courier Place is 75, while the 36 families living at the property bring 66 children to the residence. (It must be hard to find a radio station everybody likes.)