Wednesday, January 30, 2008

More new pack-em-in housing in Redondo Beach

For those of you who are fans of high-density pack-em-in style housing, here's the latest new project for you. It's called Breakwater Village, and it's built by Anastasi. It's got about 190 units. But the community is for seniors. This link also has details.

These are the same senior condos I saw during my visits to Ruxton Lane.

This is located at 2750 Artesia, which is east of Inglewood Avenue.

I live west of Inglewood, 3 blocks from Aviation, and I am aware of another pack-em-in senior project almost directly south of me, also on Artesia. This one is called The Montecito. These are substantially pricier, at least according to the brochure I picked up many months ago and filed away. The Watt Communities website differs, saying that pricing is not yet available.

Is this Redondo's idea of affordable housing? Little boxes stacked on top of each other like a baby's toys? And why is it that only seniors get some crap thing built for them at anywhere close to a reasonable price (though IMO these are still way too pricey..)


Blogger Rob Dawg said...

Anastasi is a Navajo word meaning "Ancient Enemies."

4:06 PM, January 30, 2008  
Blogger bearmaster said...

The Anastasis were included in a batch of crooks caught during the last real estate boom here.

If y'all want some local real estate fraud history, check this out! This article is dated January 2002, and discusses crimes committed more than a decade earlier (pre-1992).

Woman fights her past in
fraud (PDF file)

5:18 PM, January 30, 2008  
Blogger GuyinLA said...

Not so long ago, I walked past the Montecito. It looked to me that construction had stopped. At the time, I wondered if the developer had decided to delay the project with the prospect of the softening house prices. The website states "coming in Fall 2008." I'm skeptical that can occur.

11:43 AM, February 02, 2008  
Blogger bearmaster said...

I am also wondering about the status of such projects, like 360 at South Bay. They've got a few built towers there and some foundations laid down, but it's not clear what's going on.

Parkview down by the Torrance Farmers Market is still moving along. Senior condos from the $300,000s.

4:19 PM, February 02, 2008  

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