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Orchards Housing Development Planned for La Mirada


The La Mirada Redevelopment Agency has approved an agreement with Brandywine Homes to develop 42 single-family homes on Alondra Boulevard east of Escalona Road. The new Orchards housing development will be constructed as part of a $20-million project on four-acres that had contained an aging commercial center. Brandywine will pay the Agency $5,890,985 for the property.

Six of the new homes will be available to moderate income buyers at an affordable price. Each of the two-story homes will range from 1,300 to 2,000 square feet and contain three and four bedrooms. The homes will include a two-car attached garage and feature architectural elements complementing the established neighborhood.

“Development of these new homes, Craftsman-style homes will expand La Mirada’s supply of quality housing,” says Redevelopment Manager Alison Moore. “This project is another example of the important role Redevelopment Agencies serve in creating jobs, strengthening local economies, and building quality housing.”

“Without the tools of redevelopment, it is unlikely a project like this, which required multiple properties to be assembled and includes some minor environmental clean-up, would be completed,” says Jim Barisic of Brandywine Homes.

Agency and Brandywine officials are hopeful construction will begin by the summer of 2011.