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Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook
 



 

 

 

 

 

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The all-new Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook apartment complex brings 61 affordable homes to this tight-knit community in Los Angeles County. In addition to providing much-needed housing for low-income and formerly homeless residents, Mosaic Gardens also demonstrates LINC’s commitment to sustainable building and providing our residents with healthy, energy efficient homes.

The architecture and landscape at Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook incorporate many features for healthy living. Open stairs filled with natural light are conveniently located to encourage their use, while elevators are physically tucked away. The buildings are interconnected by open space to encourage walking and socialization. Community gardens are available for families to grow their own food, and the community room has space for educational classes for healthy living as well as a kitchen where residents can learn how to prepare the food they’ve grown. A tot lot and small field provide children a safe environment for physical activity. The large community space also includes multipurpose space to house a variety of resident programs as well as a computer lab, manager’s office, and private meeting space for service providers and case managers.

With the support of a dedicated team of funders, architects, and contractors, Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook is on track to achieve a LEED for Homes Platinum rating. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification program, providing third-party verification that a building or community incorporates strategies aimed at reducing waste, increasing energy and water efficiency, and thoughtfully locating the project therefore reducing carbon emissions, attentively utilizing our natural resources, and improving indoor environmental quality.

Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook includes the following LEED, ENERGY STAR and sustainable features:

•   utilizes water, energy, and material resources efficiently in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide cost-saving benefits to residents
•   structures designed with durability and occupant comfort in mind
•   energy-efficient light fixtures
•   ENERGY STAR refrigerators, dishwashers, and clothes washers
•   low-flow toilets, showers, and faucets
•   drought tolerant plants, hydrozing, and high-efficiency irrigation
•   large amounts of vegetation and other surfaces aiding in water infiltration assists with site storm water management
•   environmentally friendly products, including green-certified flooring material, locally produced cement, and low VOC paints, adhesives, and sealants
•   community is within walking distance of bus stops that provide over 280 weekly transit rides
•   on-site gym, tot lot, and bicycle storage locations help promote exercise and a healthy lifestyle
•   walkable community near to parks, restaurants, and schools.