Walkable Affordable Housing Downtown Long Beach, CA
Modern low-income apartments, resident services in LA County
Built in 2008, Puerto del Sol is an award-winning, affordable housing community for large families in Long Beach, CA. The modern architecture and an innovative design include four interior courtyards. Each apartment home has its own balcony/patio to encourage enjoyment of Long Beach’s year-round beautiful weather.
The overall exterior design creates a sense of multiple family homes rather than one large box-like structure. Puerto del Sol is part of a larger neighborhood revitalization effort and provides workforce housing to families in an area with high demand and housing/ land costs that are out of reach for many working families.
The location is extremely walkable, with extensive dining and shopping options within a few blocks of the community. Across the street from a school and children’s health clinic, and adjacent to a park, Puerto del Sol creates convenience and a high quality of life for busy working families. Walking distance to bus and rail lines, a car share and bike share, Puerto del Sol makes commuting with or without a car convenient.
Puerto del Sol features a community center with onsite services tailored to residents and their families provided by Jamboree’s Community Impact Group. Residents can participate in homework assistance and tutoring, after-school and summer programs for children, arts and crafts, computer training, ESL, fitness, art, consumer credit counseling and financial literacy classes. Activities also include a wide variety of community-building events. An onsite playground provides children with a place to play outdoors.
Jamboree maintains deeply committed to keeping this transit-oriented housing affordable and well maintained for the long-term. Strong partnerships with the City of Long Beach, investors and property management make this possible.
Award-winning Affordable Housing in Long Beach, CA
TOD community brings neighborhood revitalization, LA County
Puerto del Sol is an award-winning, transit-oriented affordable housing community for families. An integral part of the West Gateway development of downtown Long Beach, CA, the property is within walking distance to local medical and community services, shopping and schools as well as an area transit center and Metrolink light rail station. Puerto del Sol features a community center with onsite services tailored to residents and their families provided by Jamboree’s Community Impact Group.
Innovative design techniques such as a combination of courtyards and varying building levels and heights limit the appearance of density and encourage a sense of community among residents. Common areas such as a community center and playground are all located on the second floor and these common areas foster a livable atmosphere. The overall property design engages the streetscape and surrounding neighborhood.
Jamboree partnered with local government, investors, design partners and property management on Puerto del Sol. Jamboree leveraged a diverse nexus of public and private funds – particularly working in close partnership with the City of Long Beach – making Puerto del Sol a strategic, major step in reducing the City’s severe overcrowding. Puerto del Sol meets the extreme need for affordable housing in an area with high poverty rates and high real estate and housing prices. All partners are on board and deeply committed to maintaining the community’s affordability and quality design for the long-term.