New Workforce-Housing Project Begins in Corona

Carrie Rossenfeld Multifamily

A public/private partnership between Orange Housing Development, C&C Development, and the City of Corona has begun construction on the Sixth Street Apartments at 1040 East Sixth Street in Corona, California, according to a release from a representative of C&C Development. The statement says the project is the partnership’s second workforce-housing project in Corona.

Sixth Street Apartments is being constructed on a 3-acre site in Corona’s city center, the release says. The community encompasses seven two- and three-story apartment buildings with 85 affordable apartments as well as many “life-enhancing features,” C&C reports.

A rendering of Sixth Street Apartments | Courtesy a representative of C&C Development

According to the release, the new community will offer affordable rents to working families earning 30 percent to 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Targeting growing families, the apartments include one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging from approximately 768 square feet to more than 1,100 square feet.

The community will include a residents’ meeting room and social services center as well as a pool, tot lot, barbecue pavilion, and open space for recreation and socializing, C&C reports. Other features include onsite laundry, multi-purpose facility room with a kitchen and computer room, and onsite garages with a round-about entry.

The statement also says social services for residents will include after-school programs and children and adult swim lessons provided by the Corona-Norco Family YMCA, a non-profit community-based organization that operates a host of programs for children, families and the community.

The apartment site is located within a quarter mile of a Riverside County Rapid Transit stop, and City Park is directly across the street, according to the release. It is also less than 1 mile from the Corona Public Library, 3 miles from the Corona Regional Medical Center, and about a mile from Centennial High School and is near a variety of retail outlets such as Stater Bros. and Main Street Pharmacy.

Todd Cottle, principal of C&C, is quoted in the statement as saying that the project, in addition to the attributes mentioned, will also contribute to the City of Corona’s revitalization program along Sixth Street.

Citrus Circle in Corona was previously developed by the partnership adjacent to the City Civic Center, the release says. Fully occupied since its completion, the property encompasses 61 one-, two- and three-bedroom units that are affordable to residents whose income is from 30 percent to 60 percent of AMI. Citrus Circle also includes 19 completely rehabilitated affordable units within an existing apartment building purchased by C&C and Orange Housing as part of the larger site acquisition.