The La Mirada City Council has unanimously approved a zoning change necessary for construction of a 75-unit apartment complex for low- and moderate-income senior citizens. The project, funded with $4.3 million in loans from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is planned for a vacant one-acre parcel at Valley View Avenue and Adoree Street.
The four-story complex will be built by the nonprofit Retirement Housing Foundation of Long Beach, which will assume ownership of the apartments after the loans are repaid. The city has stipulated that the units must always be used for senior citizen housing.
The rezoning changes the tract from commercial planned unit development to residential planned unit development. Following the recommendations of the Planning Commission, the council also authorized spending up to $300,000 in city Redevelopment Agency money to pay for balconies and a mansard roof, design features not routinely included in such federally subsidized housing.