Calabasas Neighborhood Preservation Initiative
Neighborhoods are defined by the people who live in them. The Avalon Calabasas neighborhood is at risk of being disrupted, and we intend to preserve and strengthen it by ensuring that the very people who make up that neighborhood can stay in their homes.
Our initiative would enable Avalon Calabasas (located at 3831 North Orchid Lane) to preserve 80 existing affordable units and add 161 new market-rate units, in addition to providing residents with upgraded amenities on the property. The project would take place entirely within the existing developed footprint of Avalon Calabasas and would not impact any undeveloped property or open space within the City.
This initiative requires that new construction incorporate environmentally sustainable design features, and the project’s landscape plan includes drought-tolerant native species and over 350 new trees. Additionally, the initiative requires funding to the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) for its Community 360 Counseling Center and to the City of Calabasas for improvements to De Anza Park. These additive community benefits reinforce the project’s goals of supporting Calabasas residents, strengthening and preserving neighborhoods, and enhancing the City’s beautiful, shared open spaces.
- Maintain 80 affordable housing units set at rent-restricted rates for at least 55 years
- Add 161 new market-rate housing units to ensure the financial stability of the property
- Revitalize walking paths into fitness trails adjacent to the Las Virgenes Creek
- Implement a cohesive landscaping plan featuring drought-resistant and native species
- Plant over 350 new trees that complement local native oaks and sycamores
- Incorporate environmentally-sustainable design features and pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly site design
- Redevelop the resident clubhouse and fitness center, as well as build new recreation center to include a swimming pool, outdoor covered terrace, kitchen, fire-pit, and gaming area
Additional Community Benefits
- Fund the Community 360 Counseling Center in staffing full-time credentialed counselor(s) to assist LVUSD students
- Fund improvements at nearby De Anza Park that may include providing a fully-accessible playground, water play feature expansion, educational gardens, and/or other such improvements identified by the City’s Community Services Department
Take a look at the project location and site plan below.