Second affordable senior housing development opens in Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine
More than 100 city leaders and elected officials gathered on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of Luxaira, a new 157-unit affordable housing community located in the Parasol Park community at Great Park Neighborhoods.
Luxaira is the second affordable senior community in the Great Park Neighborhoods developed in collaboration by the public-private partnership between FivePoint, Riverside Charitable Corporation and Related California. The first was Solaira in 2015.
Luxaira is the fourth affordable community to open within the Great Park Neighborhoods—each developed by FivePoint and Related—totaling more than 500 units. The apartments are the latest milestone in a commitment by FivePoint to build 1,056 total affordable units within its larger development of approximately 9,500 housing units planned around the Great Park on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.
Irvine Mayor Donald Wagner and Irvine Councilmember Melissa Fox were among the city officials to attend the grand opening ceremony and applaud the project.
“Creating quality affordable housing is a major challenge, and one that the City of Irvine is proud to continue to support,” said Mayor Wagner. “This grand opening is another important step in our ongoing efforts to create vibrant, inclusive, sustainable and affordable neighborhoods.”
Located on 4.65 acres, Luxaira consists of two residential buildings with on-site services reflecting the interests and needs of its residents. Miles of trails that connect the communities to the Orange County Great Park are also in close proximity to Luxaira.
Amenities at Luxaira include a quilting workroom, art studio, demonstration kitchen, fitness center with yoga studio, and outdoor pavilion with saltwater pool, spa, gazebo and barbecue area.
Residents also have access to an on-site community garden, two rooftop decks, two dog parks, 181 parking stalls, and complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas. Its social services center also hosts educational classes and preventive health screenings.
New residents moved into the community in recent weeks. The complex is fully leased, with a waiting list that was capped at 1,000.