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.