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Meta Housing Corporation has announced the completion of the Cabrillo Family Apartments, a new mixed-use development in the City of Torrance.

The project, motivated by Southern California's need for affordable housing, replaces a dilapidated commercial structure at 1640 Cabrillo Avenue.  The new residential-retail complex consists of a three-story structure, featuring 44 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and approximately 3,700 square feet of ground-level retail space.  Amenities include private balconies, a community room, a recreation deck and a 7,500-square-foot courtyard.

The Cabrillo, which was built to LEED Gold Certification standards, features a contemporary design from Y&M Architects.  The Los Angeles-based firm has collaborated with Meta Housing on numerous projects, including the recently completed Pacific Avenue Arts Colony.

Funding for the multi-family complex was provided by the Synergy Community Development Corporation, the City of Torrance, Bank of America, the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.

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Mixed-Use Development Planned Near Laguna Niguel Metrolink Station

The project is part of the city's Gateway District.
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The Laguna Niguel Planning Commission has approved a mixed-use development near the city's Metrolink Station.  The joint venture between Blackwood Real Estate and Walbern, located near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road, will consist of 100 two- and three-bedroom apartments in a seven-story building.  Plans also call for 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a pool courtyard, a fitness center, a private garden, and a sky deck.