Project Description

Alegre Affordable Apartments

Alegre is an affordable, LEED Gold certified apartment complex on 3.5 acres in Irvine. This $42.6M project features 104 one- to four-bedroom units and was formed through a partnership between the City of Irvine, The Irvine Company, Irvine Community Land Trust and AMCAL. Las Palmas Foundation is the non-profit development partner and CalHFA provided funding for permanent supportive housing for developmentally disabled persons.

Each of the buildings is three stories high and designed by MVE + Partners in an efficient tuck-under floor plan, in the established Cypress Village architectural style. Cypress Village is a master plan community with a mix of residential offerings. The apartment common areas include a lap pool, splash pad, barbecues, playground and a large two-story community recreation center with offices, computer lab, kitchen, media room, game room and fitness center. AMCAL partnered with LifeSTEPS, Families Forward and the County of Orange to provide complimentary social services for residents.

Fuscoe Engineering provided comprehensive services for this development, including engineering, survey and mapping, construction staking and stormwater management. The project required an OCFA Alternate Means & Methods Request to accommodate deficiencies in fire access presented by the site plan.

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Alegre Affordable Apartments
Alegre Affordable Apartments
Alegre Affordable Apartments

Project Details

Location:
Irvine, CA

Client:
AMCAL Multi-Housing, Inc.

Status:
Grand Opening September 2015

Awards:
2015 Affordable Housing Awards Development of the Year

2015 Kennedy Commission Affordable Development of the Year Award