IRVINE, CA—FivePoint Communities, developmentmanager of Great Park Neighborhoods, has startedof construction of Solaira at Pavilion Park, a221-unit affordable senior rental home communityslated to open in 2015.

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Solaira at Pavilion Park is a collaborative project betweenFivePoint, Related California andRiverside Charitable Corporation, and will beIrvine's first new affordable senior community in nearly 20 years.In addition, this is the first of many affordable rentalcommunities to be built at Great Park Neighborhoods which will havea diversity of homes and pricing. This master-planned, mixed-usecommunity adjacent to the Orange County Great Parkwill ultimately include 1,056 affordable rentalhomes.

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Related California is one of the most prominent, privately ownedreal estate firms in the state, and one of the largest developersof affordable rental housing, with over 8,000 homes built. Itbrings years of experience of owning and managing senior housingand understands the needs of the senior community.(RCC) has had aworking relationship with FivePoint Communities for nearly10 years. Through its LifeSTEPS program, RCCoperates one of the broadest social service programs of anyhousing-oriented nonprofit organization, and will bring theirextensive experience to the residents of Solaira at PavilionPark.

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“The City of Irvine, under the leadership of Housing Manager,Mark Asturias, has been at the forefront ofproviding quality, affordable housing. We are pleased to haveRelated California and Riverside Charitable involved in this newcommunity, building upon the outstanding reputation that hasalready been established in the city,” said EmileHaddad, chief executive officer of FivePointCommunities.

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Designed to complement the American Heritagearchitecture of Pavilion Park, Solaira will include 189one-bedroom and 32 two-bedroom rentalhomes. The community will provide a range of amenities including apool, spa, a fitness center, putting green, bocce ball court and amulti-purpose building. It is located on Ridge ValleyRoad across from the neighborhood's namesake Pavilion Parkand adjacent to the Orange County Great Park.

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Great Park Neighborhoods is envisioned to create opportunitiesfor multiple generations to live in the same neighborhood. From thepark-like setting to the walkable trails and streets, the PavilionPark neighborhood will provide seniors with a setting that is bothserene and full of life.

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“Solaira at Pavilion Park will offer a high-quality lifestyle toseniors in a unique setting and in close proximity to the GreatPark,” said William Witte, president of RelatedCalifornia. “Solaira at Pavilion Park matches the care andattention to detail that went into planning this neighborhood andwe look forward to welcoming the first residents next year.”

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The application and qualification process for prospectiveresidents of Solaira at Pavilion Park will be overseen by RelatedManagement Company.

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FivePoint Communities, Orange County, oversees some of thelargest mixed-used projects in California, including Great ParkNeighborhoods. The first of the Great Park Neighborhoods, the726-home Pavilion Park, opened in the fall of 2013and is in the final stage of sales. The heart of the company'sphilosophy is to build sustainable communities that encourage anactive life style.

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Formed 40 years ago, Related California is afully integrated real estate firm that develops affordable andmarket rate multifamily and mixed-use residential properties inCalifornia. For 25 years, Riverside CharitableCorporation has been a provider of affordable housing andcharitable services that includes professional social andeducational programs for families and the elderly. To date, RCC hashelped create 123 affordable communities throughout California.

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David Phillips

David Phillips is a Chicago-based freelance writer and consultant with more than 20 years experience in business and community news. He also has extensive reporting experience in the food manufacturing industry for national trade publications.