Meta Housing, in partnership with Western Community Housing, celebrates the Grand Opening of Westminster Crossing, a 65–unit multifamily community, specifically aimed to support the lack of affordable housing in Orange County, California.
Of the 65 units, 44 are devoted to working individuals and/or families earning between 20% and 70% of Orange County’s median income.
“Westminster Crossing aims to create a more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable community within the City’s envisioned downtown activity center. Given that renters in Orange County need to earn 3.3 times the state minimum wage on average in order to afford monthly rent, projects like Westminster help alleviate this ‘cost-of-living’ burden while setting the foundation for greater economic prosperity within a local community,” says Kasey Burke, President at Meta Housing.
The project also stands out through its design component, which features creative design elements and works by local artists that reflect the cultural roots of the community.
“There is a unique sense of artistry incorporated into this development, accented with large floor to ceiling storefront glass, steel canopies over the sidewalks, distinct massing on the ground level, window art displays, two murals, and patios mimicking outdoor retail seating courts along the Locust Boulevard frontage, which will create an exciting curb appeal and attract visitors while providing 65 units of affordable housing,” Burke adds.
The development’s common amenities, including the art studio/maker space, fitness center, and community room, will be oriented along the Westminster Boulevard street-edge, ensuring regular activation of those spaces.
In addition to Western Community Housing, Westminster Crossing is also a partnered effort with the County of Orange, Project W, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Capital One Bank, Century Affordable Housing, California Community Reinvestment Corporation, RedStone Equity, and the California Housing Finance Agency.
Located on the corner of Westminster Boulevard and Locust Street, the building is a proud addition to one of the City’s main corridors at 7122 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA., 92683.