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New veterans housing on the way in Cypress Park

The 49-unit apartment building will be built next to the Heritage Square/Arroyo Gold Line Station | Palm Communities

The 49-unit apartment building will be built next to the Heritage Square/Arroyo Gold Line Station | Palm Communities

CYPRESS PARK — A ground breaking ceremony was held Thursday for a 49-unit affordable apartment complex for veterans and their families that will rise near the Heritage Square/Arroyo Gold Line station.

Developer Palm Communities  will construct the four-story building  on a vacant, triangular parcel between the Gold Line tracks and French Street, a narrow roadway lined on one side with one and two-story homes and apartments. Some residents had raised concern about the height and size of the building when it was in the planning stages.

Veterans with special needs will be able to live in  24 of the apartments and another 24 will be reserved for families, with relatives of veterans given preference to the three-bedroom units.  Veterans who live at the complex will be able to take advantage of a variety of social services and training programs, according to the office of Councilman Gil Cedillo.

The project, called Marmion Apartments, is scheduled to open in the later half of 2016.



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7 comments

  1. they deserve it; glad to hear about it…

  2. 4 stories tall? It sounds like the concerns of local residents who attended the preliminary meetings were not taken into consideration. That’s a shame, but hardly surprising.

    Let’s look on the bright side: This patch of land between the Heritage Square station and the DWP distributing station will no longer be a dumping ground for the multi-family homes across the street. It might also bring some much needed foot trafffic to the desolate side of Marmion. Best wishes to the Veterans who will soon have a place to call home.

  3. Cypress Park? More likely Highland Park?

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