Claremont Insider: Affordable Housing Meeting Tonight

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Affordable Housing Meeting Tonight

The City of Claremont will hold a neighborhood meeting tonight on the proposed affordable housing project at 111 S. College Ave. The meeting will take place 7pm tonight at Oakmont Elementary School.

The Daily Bulletin mentioned the meeting in today's paper:

Irvine-based Jamboree Housing Corp., a nonprofit affordable-housing developer, will develop the site at 111 S. College Ave.

The city Redevelopment Agency recently acquired the site after the Affordable Housing Task Force ranked the 2.5 acres as the top site in the city for affordable housing.

The site will have about 75 units, including 45 units for family housing and 30 units for senior-citizen housing. There will be 30 one-bedroom, 22 two-bedroom and 23 three-bedroom units.

The City Council unanimously approved the site at its May 12 meeting.

The article indicated some concern among existing residents about the project's housing unit density. It also said that the same people who supported the failed Base Line Rd. project, including former Claremont mayor Ellen Taylor, are in favor of the College Ave. site.
Affordable Housing Neighborhood Meeting - 7pm
Oakmont Elementary School
120 Green St.
Claremont, CA 91711