All-age Housing I Community Development

Spark at Midtown
An upcoming 95-unit affordable and supportive housing community in Long Beach.

CONTACT

Construction expected to be completed in December 2020.

Referrals to Spark at Midtown for households that are experiencing homelessness will be completed by the Multi Service Center using the Coordinated Entry System (CES) beginning September 2020. The MSC is located at 1301 W. 12th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813. Waitlists for the remaining units will be maintained by the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach beginning in August 2020. Long Beach residents receive priority.

The latest on lease up status is also available by phone at 866-506-9743.

About

Spark is one of the first developments under Long Beach's Midtown Specific Plan and will ignite the Midtown into a thriving and livable community, promoting healthy living, education and opportunity, neighborhood engagement, and connectivity.
Spark will activate the City's vision to create vibrant public spaces for Long Beach residents through the partnership of private development with the City, its residents, medical centers, and local community groups. Linc is creating a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that connects housing for low-income families and homeless Long Beach residents with ground floor community assets and an engaging outdoor public park.

Our flagship partner on the ground floor focuses on a technology as a key tool for youth development. For more than a decade, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach Community Development Branch has operated the Youth Institute, a year-round program that uses technology as an integral mechanism for promoting positive youth development and developing pathways to post-secondary education and career readiness of low-income, culturally diverse urban high school youth.

In addition to Intensive Case Management Services and other resident programs, Spark will provide a range of economic opportunities through youth development, job skills training, and much more.


Spark at Midtown, a mixed-use development, will bring affordable apartments, community-serving retail, and a multi-faceted outdoor park space to the City of Long Beach.

Property Details

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PRODUCT MIX

53 units at 30% AMI
2 units at 50% AMI
39 units at 60% AMI

1 manager unit
1, 2, and 3 bedrooms
from 570 - 1,068 sq. ft.
47 one-bedrooms
24 two-bedrooms
24 three-bedrooms

Community features

Community room with computer lab
Meeting rooms
Playground
Courtyards and community garden
Bike amenities
Community teaching kitchen
Convenient access to public transportation, shopping, and services
YMCA of Greater Long Beach Youth Institute
Flexible commercial space

Sustainability

Linc will seek LEED Gold certification at this site.

Development Team

Linc Housing

Developer

Walton Construction Inc.

Contractor

D33 design & Planning; WHA; City Fabrick

Collaborating Architects

Primus Building Solutions

Construction Management

PERMANENT SOURCES

Conventional Loan: Century Housing
Los Angeles County - General Funds + 4th District
Long Beach Community Investment Company LMIAHF Loan
California HCD Infrastructure Infill Grant
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco:
Affordable Housing Program (AHP)
City Impact Fee Waiver
GP Contribution
9% LIHTC - TCAC - Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.
Predevelopment support was provided by The California Endowment. Additional support for community-serving features of Spark at Midtown is being provided by Wells Fargo Foundation and City National Bank.

Awards

BEST ON-THE-BOARDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITY

Gold Nugget, 2019 Award of Merit Honoree