Compact OC affordable family housing with resident services
Greenleaf is a modern, compact design that features garden-style apartments within two residential buildings and a separate recreation center in Anaheim, CA. Designed with the philosophy of building stronger communities, the outward- and inward-facing apartment homes are grouped together and organized around a common courtyard to optimize resident interaction. The streetscape creates a sense of openness and connections among the residents and with the surrounding Southern California community.
The design elements for Greenleaf were chosen to compliment and enhance the larger neighborhood while maintaining a high level of design and affordability. The Craftsman-inspired architectural style is in keeping with the warmth and character of Anaheim’s nearby historical neighborhoods – a Craftsman-style approach to small, clustered apartment communities.
Some of Greenleaf’s onsite resident services programs are coordinated with two nearby Jamboree communities in Anaheim. Families at Greenleaf are able to take advantage of the pool at nearby Monarch Pointe and activities that involve residents from all three properties, including Diamond, occur throughout the year. Four schools are within three miles of the property.
Craftsman-style Affordable Apartments Anaheim, CA
Creative compact design workforce housing with services in OC
In conjunction with the Advent Companies, Greenleaf is Jamboree's first design-build project and the third affordable housing community – Monarch Pointe and Diamond preceded it – developed in partnership with the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Redevelopment Agency. A great example of a successful public/private partnership, Greenleaf exemplifies a unique solution for an extremely challenging site. It was constructed on an irregularly shaped, narrow triangle remnant parcel owned by Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) and is bounded on one side by the 5 Freeway.
Given the site constraints, the compact building design blends seamlessly with the unique architectural fabric of the neighborhood – a Craftsman-style approach to small, clustered apartment communities. Designed with the philosophy of building stronger communities, the residential units are grouped together and organized around an efficient common courtyard – intentionally optimizing resident interaction. The exterior design of outward- and inward-facing homes engage the common courtyard and the streetscape, intentionally creating a sense of openness and lends visual and physical connections among the residents and with the surrounding Anaheim community.
Through a number of community outreach meetings held in conjunction with the City of Anaheim and multiple redesigns, Jamboree won over a neighborhood that initially expressed heightened opposition. Other key restraints included sound mitigation measures and dramatic financing structure changes. Greenleaf combines the creative use of land, sustainable building practices and strategic partnerships under one roof.