|New housing development offers
affordable housing for university staff and faculty
February 18, 2005
Cal State Fullerton's proposal for University
Heights, a housing development on more than three acres of property
to be purchased from the Fullerton Elks Lodge, will be reviewed
by the city's planning commission March 9, and if approved, go before
the city council.
The proposal, which was endorsed by the city's Redevelopment
Design Review Committee last week, calls for the development of
42 three-level homes, as well as a new 13,000-square-foot Elks Club
lodge on property overlooking the intersection of Brea and Harbor
boulevards. The 1,755 and 2,136 square-foot homes are expected to
sell in the $400,000 range.
University Heights is the second property development
effort of the CSUF Housing Authority, a special-purpose auxiliary
established to oversee the development of affordable housing for
the university. In 2002, the authority completed construction of
University Gables, located on eight acres at the corner of Malvern
Avenue and Dale Street in Buena Park . That development has 36 town
homes and 50 detached homes.
ãWe are excited and looking forward to moving ahead
on this development,ä noted Bill Dickerson, executive director of
the housing authority and the CSUF Foundation. ãAs the university
grows, the need for affordable housing for its faculty and staff
members also grows.ä
Already, more than 250 members of the campus community
have expressed interest in the project.
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