Being East Coast based, I don’t often have great looking projects sent to me by West Coast modular builders but I am certainly glad I was sent this one. Todd Kessler and team at US Modular can be very proud of this unique development.
Valencia Grove, located in Redlands, CA, a large affordable housing community at the corner of Orange Street and Lugonia Avenue in Redlands, CA was built more than 70 years ago. The entire community is currently undergoing a major revitalization. For this endeavor, the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) is partnering with its affiliate non-profit developer, Housing Partners, Inc. (HPI), in an effort to move away from the traditional public housing model towards a mixed-use housing community. The site plan for the revitalization of Valencia Grove in North Redlands includes three parks/playgrounds and a multi-use community center.
The project includes the following partners: HPI, Chase Bank, PNC Bank, US Modular Inc., City of Redlands, Redlands Unified School District, and the County of San Bernardino. These partners are working to revitalize this North Redlands neighborhood to create a vibrant mixed income community with multi-use educational and recreational facilities available to all residents of the City of Redlands.
This endeavor will also contribute significantly to the city’s economy and job creation efforts. Approximately $35 million has been secured for the first phase currently underway, which consists of 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax-exempt bonds, and conventional financing. During this phase, 62 of the original 115 units have been demolished to make way for 85 new affordable housing units. Utilizing an innovative modular construction format, factory-built housing units will be installed to substantially accelerate the construction schedule and save on site labor costs.
Upon completion, the 228 unit-community includes three park/playground areas, a recreational center with a swimming pool, an educational facility, and community gardens. An on-site deconstruction/construction training program has been implemented to maximize the amount of salvaged material and provide valuable job training and experience for residents.
If you are looking at building any size project from a single family home to a large commercial project, your first email should be to Todd Kessler at US Modular.