Construction of Courtland Street Apartments, an affordable-housing project at the corner of Courtland Street and Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande, has reached the halfway mark. Developer Peoples Self-Help Housing, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide housing for low-income families, seniors and others with special needs on the Central Coast, broke ground on the 36-unit apartment complex in June.
The complex includes four one-bedroom, 18 two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom units. It also features a community room with kitchen, meeting space, laundry facilities and a playground. Rents will range from $350 for a one-bedroom unit to about $900 for a three-bedroom apartment.
Project name: Courtland Street Apartments
Owner/contractor: Peoples Self-Help Housing is the developer and general contractor, subcontracting with many local construction businesses.
Architect: CSA Architects, Santa Barbara
Engineers: Devin Newton, San Luis Obispo
Project value: About $6 million
What's happening now: Underground utilities have been installed and connected to each building, drywall in buildings A and B have been completed, and work on the interior finishes has started. Exterior siding on buildings A and B is complete and stucco work is beginning. Building C is framed and its roof and plumbing installed, and exterior walls are ready for glass and siding. Buildings D and E are ready for rough mechanical, electrical and plumbing inspection. On-site irrigation for landscaping is underway. Public improvements and on-site flatwork began March 1.
Expected completion date: Summer 2014