Architect’s rendering of the Pacifica Apartments project in Otay Mesa.

Construction is underway on 42 affordable apartments for low-income families at Pacifica Apartments, located in Pardee Homes’ master-planned community of Playa Del Sol in Otay Mesa.

Chelsea Investment Corp., the San Diego Housing Commission, and the non-profit Southern California Housing Collaborative are collaborating on the $19.7 million project.

Pacifica at Playa Del Sol is the third affordable project in San Diego County to offer units set aside for households with a family member who has a developmental disability such as autism, epilepsy, Down syndrome or cerebral palsy.

Three, three-story walk-up buildings are comprised of three one-bedroom apartments offering 590 square feet, and 15 two-bedroom units offering 845 square feet. Twenty-four three-bedroom units are available, with 1,138 square feet.

Apartments at Pacifica at Playa Del Sol are restricted to families with income up to 60 percent of the area median income, currently at $58,380 per year for a family of four. Rents are anticipated to be approximately $730 per month for a one-bedroom apartment, $1,020 for a two-bedroom unit and $1,217 for a three-bedroom unit.

Pacifica at Playa Del Sol is located on vacant land at the corner of Ocean View Hills Parkway and Avendia Playa Del Sol. Within walking distance are an elementary school, middle school, healthcare facilities, and access to transit.

Since 1984, Chelsea has developed 10,228 units of affordable housing at a cost in excess of $2 billion.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.