Project Summary

The recently renovated Norwalk Tower serves low-income seniors ages 62+ who are living below 50% of the area medium income. The acquisition and rehabilitation tower includes 102 studios and 83 one-bed/one-bath homes, along with extensive community room, common space, and laundry room.

Central to the $12 million renovation were several sustainable elements, including a rooftop-mounted solar thermal system, which preheats water prior to entering the boiler system. The 36-panel rooftop system feeds a 15,000-gallon holding tank to contain the pre-heated water. Other key sustainable efforts included replacing more than 2,000 inefficient light fixtures with LED lights, which offers numerous long-term benefits including zero ultra-violet emissions and no toxic chemicals. In addition, renovations included installing regenerative elevators that collect and recycle energy, and high-efficiency windows.

14141 Clarkdale Avenue
Norwalk, CA 90650

Project Type
Senior Apartments
185 units, 11 story
Construction Cost – $12 million

Norwalk Tower Preservation Limited Partnership

Financial Partners
Hudson Housing Capital
Greystone Funding Corporation
Department of Housing and Urban Development
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee

Ground Floor Design

9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, CTCAC
HUD 221(d) 4 Loan
100% Section 8

  • While the fluted exterior concrete presented many challenges, we were able to meet these obstacles through the coordinated efforts of the entire design and construction team. The project was completed quickly and efficiently, focused on the comfort of the tenants and sustainable features, rehabilitating a community that is now efficient, uniquely designed, and affordable for seniors.

    Erik Marcussen, Architect Ground Floor Design
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