SAN DIEGO, CA - Affirmed Housing Group will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Solterra, an affordable and sustainable residential development for seniors on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 10:00 am. The ceremony will be held at the corner of Chambers Street and Linda Way in El Cajon, CA, 92020. Solterra will combine unique sustainable initiatives with affordability in an ideal setting adjacent to a growing downtown.
A housing community for persons 55 and over, Solterra will offer 49 homes including 46, 1-bedroom and 3, 2-bedroom homes in two buildings. Located at 131 and 155 Chambers Street, the residences will offer traditional and modern design elements to complement the style of the surrounding architecture. Residential entry plazas for both buildings will create a welcoming urban front door and courtyard for the homes above. Other community amenities will include on-site management, a computer lounge, gated and covered parking, and a community room. Residents who chose to live a car-free lifestyle will also enjoy a daily shuttle and/or a flex car.
Solterra, a mixed-use development, will also offer its residents the convenience of on-site businesses and retailers. Solterra will boast street-level commercial space with awning-shaded storefronts facing Chambers Street and Linda Way. Tree-lined sidewalks will be widened to 12 feet on Chambers and 10 feet on Linda Way to be consistent with the City of El Cajon's focus on creating a walkable community.
James Silverwood, President of Affirmed Housing Group, states, "It is rare to find a mixed-use, senior development that pairs affordability and sustainability so near a city center. We believe that Solterra brings together many elements that the coming generation of seniors will appreciate."
Headquartered in San Diego, Affirmed Housing Group is dedicated to improving and sustaining the viability of California through the development of affordable housing. The company aims at enhancing communities and our environment by building dynamic, professionally-managed, high-quality, green multifamily housing. Areas of expertise include site selection, engineering, architecture, construction, relocation, and marketing. Affirmed also has extensive knowledge in public finance, low-income housing tax credit acquisition, and tax-exempt bond financing.