The primary land uses of South Gateway are multifamily residential in nature with older shopping centers and retail along its major commercial corridors. Located near the central intersection of major streets—Civic Center Drive and South Santa Fe Avenue—The Grove is less than a mile and within walking distance from the historic downtown area, civic center, shopping, and a Sprinter light rail station. Well-positioned for multifamily residential infill development, The Grove’s location promotes smart growth along the City’s major transit corridors and introduces affordable homes for senior living.
The Grove replaces a low-density housing complex with a new apartment community of affordable homes designed for seniors aged 62 and older. The three-story building roofline respects the district’s building height limitations to maintain surrounding neighborhood compatibility and character. ADA accessible one- and two-bedroom apartments are designed for the needs of senior living as well as supported by onsite programming that can enhance residents’ quality of life and help them remain independent as they age. Residents will benefit from the community room on the ground floor with direct access to a generous courtyard providing a mix of amenities such as a bocce ball court, barbecue area, and community garden. Onsite services and amenities also include computer workshops, exercise programs, community-wide gatherings, and social clubs.
The Grove is GreenPoint-rated with sustainability features such as solar hot water, solar power and low water use landscaping.