The new development is adjacent to the Blue Line Metro Station,with quick access to the 710 Freeway. Blu units includesingle-level and two-level townhomes, live/work lofts andpenthouses of up to three bedrooms and two baths, ranging from1,047 square feet to 1,638 square feet.

Blu is an example of Los Angeles-based CityView's mission tofinance "New Urbanism" communities, according to Henry Cisneros,CityView's executive chairman and former HUD secretary in theadministration of former president Bill Clinton. Cisneros says thatthe CityView goal is to create reasonably priced communities nearemployment, amenities and transportation centers. He notes that Bluis offering a 3.5% FHA down payment program.

Tripp DuBois, vice president of marketing and sales for the KorGroup, points out that community amenities at Blu includeaninterior courtyard with an outdoor living room and fireplace,gathering and seating areas, a putting green, an outdoor grillingarea and landscaping. Other community spaces include a residentclub room with pool table, flat screen TVs, card tables, a wet barand social seating, as well as a private fitness center that opensto the courtyard, and a furnished lobby with Internet café.

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