Palm Communities Developments

Recent projects planned, developed and managed by Palm Communities:





The Siena project targets families with incomes from 30% to 60% AMI. The surrounding area is identified as Urban, based on the 2010 census information. There will be 55 total units comprised of 1 manager’s unit, 39 units will house families, and 15 units will be restricted aspermanent supportive housing through the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) program adminstered by San Bernardino County’s Department of Behavioral Health. The project will have five residential buildings and two community buildings. The units are a mix of one, two, three bedrooms, located in five two-story buildings. The development will also include two recreational buildings, which will accomodate community and meeting space, plus active and passive amenities, and maintenance and laundry facilities.

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The project consists of 49 one-bedroom units and 11 two-bedroom units, plus 1 manager unit. The units are configured in a single three-story podium building. The basic building structure is a two-story wood frame over podium level garage construction. Exterior design details include contemporary and varied colored stucco and brick veneers with architectural projections around selected windows/doors and an undulating façade to provide depth and strength to an innovative design. Building placement and orientation is situated to take advantage of the adjacent Ramona Park and provide a new contextual landscape to Artesia Boulevard.

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The Cedar Glen Apartments is a gated community consisting of the first of two phases for the development that includes 50 residential units and 1 manager’s unit. The project’s target population is large families and clients of the Department of Mental Health through the Mental Health Services Administration program. The project includes four residential buildings and one building for the community center.

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Summary:

Rancho Dorado South contains 78-units; 54 two-bedroom units and 24 three-bedroom units. There will be 30 two-bedroom units at 970 square feet, 24 two- bedroom units at 977 square feet, 24 three-bedroom units at 1,094 square feet, and a two-bedroom Manager’s unit at 970 square feet.

There will be a total of six (6) buildings. (Four (4) residential buildings, one (1) Manager unit/Community room, and one (1) Laundry building. Four buildings are three-story walk-ups and one building is a two-story walk-up.

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Mesa Commons is an affordable housing project with a strong sense of place. The idea behind this project is to incorporate sustainable aspects through walkability to amenities and the implementation of “Green” technologies. This 77-unit affordable community serves large families with incomes between 30% and 60% of Area Median Income (AMI). The subject site is 4.08 acre vacant parcel, with primary access from El Cajon Boulevard, with full view from the main road. The surrounding neighborhood is single family homes adjacent to a commercial corridor. The architectural goals for Mesa Commons is Modern – contemporary architecture that conforms with previously approved plans. The architect incorporates Universal Design concepts throughout the project.

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The project targets families with incomes at 30, 40, 45, and 50 percent of AMI and consists of 34 two-bedroom units at 974 square feet and 18 three-bedroom units with 1,093 square feet of living space. A 1,482 square foot three-bedroom manager’s unit is located on the second floor of the 3,051 square foot community building. Construction type is to be two and three-story Type V-B wood framing with stucco exterior and concrete slab-on-grade foundations. Exterior design details include Spanish tile roofs, varied colored stucco with architectural projections around selected windows/doors and stone veneers.

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Summary:

Rancho Dorado is a groundbreaking project in partnership with the City of Moreno
Valley and the Riverside County Department of Mental Health’s HHOPE Program
(Homeless/Housing, Opportunities, Partnership, and Education). This 70-unit affordable
community serves large families with incomes between 30% and 60% of Area Median
Income (AMI). Within the project, 15 units of supportive housing, funded in part
through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), are scattered throughout, creating an
inclusionary environment for all residents. This is the first MHSA project in the Inland
Empire.

The architectural standards for the exteriors are outstanding with tile roofs, architectural
articulations around windows and doorways, and stone veneers. The one-, two-, and
three-story buildings all offer patios or balcony with ample open space throughout the site
for passive and active recreation and a community center that supports fitness, computer
literacy, continuing education, and community building. Green building features include
energy efficient measures that exceed Title 24 by 15%, Energy Star appliances, water
saving faucets and fixtures, florescent lighting, and drought tolerant landscaping. Building
materials are no less environmentally conscious and include low VOC paints and
formaldehyde-free and recycled building materials. The construction recycling program
for the project diverted 97% of construction waste from landfills.

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Legacy, Thousand Palms is Palm Communities’ second groundbreaking project with Riverside County and the Riverside County Department of Mental Health’s HHOPE Program (Homeless/Housing, Opportunities, Partnership, and Education) to provide supportive housing under the Mental Health Services Act. This 80-unit affordable community serves large families with incomes between 30% and 60% of Area Median Income (AMI). Within the project, 15 units of supportive housing, funded in part through the Mental Health Services Act funds, are fully integrated into the project.

Palm Communities has applied its high architectural standards to the selection of exterior finishes including stone veneers, tile roofs, varied stucco finishes, and articulated entries and architectural projections. The one- and two-story buildings all offer patios or balconies.

The buildings exceed LEED Silver standards for environmental sustainability, including energy and water saving systems, architectural design, and non-toxic building materials. The community center supports fitness, computer literacy, continuing education, and community building programs.

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Summary:

This 80-unit gated affordable community offers resort-style living for people 55 and over
and is designed to support independent living. On site amenities are especially tailored
to seniors. The 3,051-square foot community and recreation center features a kitchen,
computer lab, community room, and exercise area. The pool and spa with wheelchair lift
are adjacent to this community center.

Clustered on the 10-acre site are 4 residential buildings, surrounded by a rose garden,
putting green, and community gardens and outdoor low impact fitness circuit.

The one-bedroom units are 625 square feet and the two-bedroom units are 780 square
feet. Each unit comes fully equipped with Energy Star rated appliances, including a
refrigerator and dishwasher as well as a stove/oven and microwave. In addition, each unit
has a balcony or porch area with extra storage. Elevators are provided to the second floor.

Palm Communities partnered with Riverside County and the Riverside County
Department of Mental Health’s HHOPE Program (Homeless/Housing, Opportunities,
Partnership, and Education) to provide supportive housing under the Mental Health
Services Act. Fifteen units of supportive housing, funded in part through the Mental
Health Services Act funds, are fully integrated into the project.

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