Nestled in the rolling hills of San Clemente above the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful Talega at San Clemente master-planned development, Mendocino at Talega, an award-winning, affordable apartment community for families, offers spacious apartments and boasts shared courtyards and lush landscaping.
With its California Mediterranean-style design, tile roofs and arched windows and doorways – as well as high-quality construction and materials throughout – Mendocino at Talega is architecturally consistent and in harmony with surrounding market-rate developments in this upscale Orange County neighborhood.
Designed for families with children and built in 2003, Mendocino also includes several playgrounds, a library, a large community room, barbecue areas and an after-school learning center with computers, tutoring and crafts. Jamboree’s Community Impact Group offers services relevant to residents and instrumental in helping children to succeed at school, and children and adults to maintain active, healthy lifestyles. The community features a swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness center as well as volleyball, basketball and tetherball courts. A student bus service to the community eliminates the need for busy working parents to drive their children to school.
San Clemente’s ideal coastal location and beautiful weather ensures high housing and land costs that price working families out of the real estate market. Jamboree has worked closely with the City of San Clemente, County of Orange, investors and other partners to make the dream of high quality affordable housing in this area a reality. And, they remain committed to keeping the community well maintained and affordable for the long-term.
San Clemente is a stunning city located on the southern coast of California’s Orange County. The beautiful coastal location and mild climate ensure that housing and land costs are out of the reach of most working families. Jamboree recognized the need for this type of housing that meets the needs of many working people – including nurses, firefighters and teachers. Jamboree worked closely with local government, investors, master builders and community organizations for years to create an affordable housing component to the upscale master-planned Talega community.
The result is the award-winning Mendocino at Talega, an affordable apartment housing community for families. A three-story garden-style walk-up design, the community features open shared courtyards and lush landscaping. First, the fact that a low-income housing project even exists in an upscale master-planned community such as Talega – in one of the nation’s most notoriously expensive housing markets with some of the tightest vacancy rates – is testimony to the success of inclusionary housing, and the result of relationships between for-profit and nonprofit housing developers, local government and lending agencies. Secondly, the size and location of the project has drawn national attention.
Financing for Mendocino was obtained as the result of a six-year inclusionary housing ordinance adoption process with the City of San Clemente spearheaded by Jamboree and, at the time of its completion in 2003, represented its most complex financing package undertaken – a total of seven layers.
Jamboree also worked to make sure a student bus service serviced the community, eliminating the need for busy, working parents to drive their children to school.