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Revitalizing Communities

Revitalizing Older Neighborhoods With New Homes

We look for opportunities to be part of the revitalization of older neighborhoods through new homes. Both infill and redevelopment opportunities are among our considerations when evaluating potential land investments. Several of our communities are built on brownfield, greyfield or infill properties. Often our homes are the first to be built in these locations in years and can contribute to creating stronger, safer communities with more energy- and water-efficient housing. In addition, we strive to make more efficient use of limited land resources by designing high density communities of eight to 40+ dwelling units per acre where zoning permits. Here are a few examples:


high-density communities nationwide in 2020


infill/redevelopment communities nationwide in 2020


homes delivered at such communities in 2020

Sweetwater Place

Sweetwater Place
Spring Valley, California

  • 122 single-family detached homes
  • 8 dwelling units per acre
  • First new homes in the area in 15 years
  • Tucked into existing development; on site of a former plant nursery
  • Reflects local natural beauty, including an ephemeral streambed and native plant buffer
  • Public 2-acre community park featuring electric car charging stations and gathering areas with picnic tables, tot lots and fitness stations
  • Land mitigation and park development, part of local requirements

Paseo Del Mar

Paseo Del Mar
Irvine, California

  • 93 townhomes located in the heart of Irvine within one of the largest employment centers in Orange County
  • Nearly 40 dwelling units per acre
  • Replaced an outdated industrial warehousing complex
  • One of the first homeownership opportunities in the Irvine Business Complex
  • Community paseos and pocket parks with bocce ball, an outdoor kitchen, pool and spa
  • Connection to a future trail system under development


Axis at Grace Park

Axis at Grace Park
Inglewood, California

  • 121 three-story townhomes
  • 2,021–2,355 sq. ft., 3–4 bdrms., 3.5 baths
  • 3-story living with downstairs junior suites
  • Nearly 15 dwelling units per acre
  • Near SoFi Stadium, The L.A. Forum™ and Edward Vincent Jr. Park
  • Short drive to Playa Del Rey and Venice Beach
  • Convenient access to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and major freeways

One of our newest infill and high-density communities, Axis at Grace Park, began construction and sales in 2020 and will be delivering its first homes in 2021. The community is built on what was the site of Robert Freeman Hospital, which had been closed for many years and represents significant new residential revitalization of the area.

The three-story homes are designed specifically for the needs of city dwellers, maximizingspace and flexibility, including downstairs junior suites that accommodate a variety of family and living configurations. While these homes have all the advantages of single-family living, the community is designed to deliver nearly 15 homes per acre, maximizing this infill location. There is an on-site tot lot playground as well as a pool and community room planned for the larger community.

The community is also very centrally located and transit and pedestrian friendly, just a 10-minute walk to the La Brea and Florence Metrolink® light rail station on the Crenshaw Line, which is estimated to open in 2021.