Architect’s rendering of the Stylus and Siena apartments at Civita.

Sudberry Properties announced Wednesday it will break ground in the spring on 306 affordable housing units for seniors and families in its Civita urban village in Mission Valley.

The new project, located at the intersection of Civita Boulevard and Via Alta, will include seven floors of apartment homes and 37,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

The affordable units are being developed by Chelsea Investment Corporation, which also developed and manages Civita’s first affordable community for seniors, Versa. Sudberry Properties will own and manage the retail portion of the project.

“We are delighted to team up with Chelsea Investment Corporation on this project,” said Colton Sudberry, president of the development firm. “They are an esteemed leader in affordable housing and have developed more than 9,000 affordable housing units at a cost of almost $2 billion.”

“Given that affordable and workforce housing is one of the most pressing needs in San Diego, we’re honored to make Civita part of the solution,” he added.

The new project will be divided into Siena for seniors with one- and two-bedroom floor plans and the Stylus for families with two- and three-bedroom floor plans.

The buildings will include three courtyards landscaped with picnic and barbecue areas, fitness equipment and outdoor entertaining areas. Both Siena and Stylus will feature large club rooms with kitchens for events and gatherings.

The development is convenient to a planned elementary school site and a block from Civita Park. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 12.

Civita is being developed on the site of an old sand and gravel quarry. The 230-acre project will ultimately have 4,780 homes and apartments, 480,000 square feet for a retail center and 420,000 square feet for offices.

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