Stylus and Siena Affordable Apartments at Civita
Finalist: Best Affordable Development (Over 100 Units)
Nominated by: Chelsea Investment Corporation
Location: San Diego, CA
Developer: Chelsea Investment Corporation
Architect: KTGY Group
General Contractor: Emmerson Construction
Interior Designer: Design Line Interiors
The Siena and Stylus mixed-use project is located in the newly developed Civita Master Planned Community (CMPC) in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. CMPC is a 230-acre redevelopment project that at full build-out will consist of 900,000 square feet of retail and office space, 4,800 apartments, condominiums, attached and single-family homes, a civic center and shopping/entertainment district, and nearly 80 acres of open space. Stylus and Siena Apartments sit at the gateway entrance into the CMPC.
Siena — offering 103 apartments for seniors — and Stylus — featuring 203 apartments for families — are side-by-side affordable projects that are part of the mixed-use development. The $155 million residential development is one of the largest new affordable housing projects in San Diego County.
Siena apartments cater to “extremely low income” seniors making between 30-60% of the area median income. They range from 540 to 783 square feet and include one- and two-bedroom units. Stylus apartments cater to families earning between 50-60% of the area median income. Stylus features two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 770 to 1,040 square feet. Each community has its own onsite management as well as a community clubroom with entertaining kitchen, computer lab, outdoor courtyard areas with picnic tables and barbecues, fitness stations and outdoor entertaining areas.
In addition to the two residential multifamily projects, the mixed-use development features a street-level, 37,000-square-foot retail space that has been leased to LA Fitness and a subterranean water reclamation plant, engineered to treat approximately 8 million gallons of wastewater a month to be redistributed back into the community as reclaimed landscaping irrigation. The community is surrounded by an award-winning 14.3-acre park, an elementary school and future shopping. The community also provides a free shuttle connecting to neighborhood shopping, restaurants and San Diego Trolley.