Riverside Commons in Riverside, California, will be located in the cultural, historic, and social center of the city. | Courtesy Integrity Housing

Integrity Housing Called On for Two IE Projects

Carrie Rossenfeld Residential & Mixed Use

Integrity Housing, along with its developer partner, Newport Beach-based Pacific American Development, was recently awarded a Request for Proposal to design, develop, and operate a 96-unit multi-family rental community, The Commons, in the City of Riverside, California. In addition, Upland Community Housing, Inc. (UCHI), a community-based nonprofit, has selected Integrity Housing to develop the second phase of an affordable senior rental-housing development in the City of Upland, California.

The project site for The Commons is located within the Raincross District of Downtown Riverside, which is the cultural, historic, and social center of the city. Included in the development is the restoration of a historic Texaco Gas Station designed by Walter D. Teague, known as the “Dean of Industrial Design.” The gas station will be turned into a café with outdoor dining. Pacific American Development will lend its expertise with historic restoration of commercial buildings to the project to ensure that the integrity of the original structure is not compromised.

The Commons will feature a variety of amenities including a fitness room, community room, tot lot, pool, Jacuzzi, bike kitchen, and outdoor movie theater. Many neighborhood amenities and venues in Downtown Riverside will be within walking distance. Groundbreaking is slated for the spring of 2019.

The senior-housing project in Upland, originally slated to begin construction in 2014, was stalled due to fluctuations in the low-income-housing tax-credit market and increases in construction costs. Additional attempts to revitalize the project were unsuccessful, which lead to Integrity Housing being referred to UCHI as a possible partner to help get the development back on course. The 86-unit building will serve residents at or below 60 percent Area Median Income. Operating costs will be shared with the adjacent first phase, Coy D. Estes Senior Housing, creating an economy of scale in ongoing operations and resident services. The property is close to several neighborhood amenities, one of which is the Gibson Senior Center, where future residents will be able to participate in the many activities and programs the Center has to offer. Groundbreaking is slated for December of this year.