Construction on a $47 million, 105-unit affordable housing development is kicking off in the city of Coachella this month. This is a significant shift in watching corporations, investors, and communities gather together to support infrastructure and families in need of access to these homes.
Coachella officials held a virtual press conference Monday to announce that they've broken ground on Pueblo Viejo Villas, located at the northeast intersection of Cesar Chavez and Sixth streets — a step toward realizing long-held plans to create housing as part of downtown planning efforts.
Pueblo Viejo Villas will include 50 one-bedroom apartments and 55 two- and three-bedroom apartments, plus a street-facing commercial component for retail or office space. A newly constructed bus hub will also be part of the development, slated to be finished in mid-2022.
Affordable and sustainable
The project's development and future management will be handled by Chelsea Investment Corp., an affordable housing developer that's created more than 11,000 homes. Previously, it constructed farmworker housing at Cesar Chavez Villas.
Read More about the project here.
Mike Z. Haque