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Rendering of North Santa Fe Apartments. Community HousingWorks, developer,
Rodriguez Associates Architects & Planners Inc., and Sun Country Builders, general contractor.

Vista, Calif.— Sun Country Builders has begun construction of North Santa Fe Apartments, in Vista, Calif, its eleventh project for Community HousingWorks, a San Diego-based not-for-profit real estate developer which specializes in developing affordable housing. The transit-oriented, high-density, smart growth community, scheduled to be completed by late summer of 2015, will add 68 much-needed affordable housing units to the community, directly across the street from the multi-modal Vista Transit Center, and a short walk from extensive commercial services. Ten of the units will be exclusively designated for homeless Transition Age Youth, who will be aging out of the state care system, and who will be given developmental support at North Santa Fe through the services of North County Lifeline.

Sun Country Builders provided pre-construction and cost-control services to CHW from the beginning of the design phase, and, working in close cooperation with Rodriguez Associates Architects and Planners, delivered a final construction budget which met the project’s original planning budget. Sun Country will deliver a finished project which will be GreenPoint Rated through the Build It Green system, including “green” and recycled building materials and which will perform 25 percent above California Energy Code Title 24 standards.

Land for the project was donated by the City of Vista and the City of Carlsbad provided Community Development Block Grant funding. Additional financing came via construction and permanent loans, and Low Income housing Tax Credit Equity, all provided by Union Bank.

North Santa Fe will bring Sun Country close to seventy multi-family housing projects completed since its founding, in Vista, in 1979.