Laurel Crest represents the epitome of eco-friendly, affordable housing in Lancaster, California – one of Los Angeles County’s fastest growing cities. Jamboree’s quality construction and innovative onsite resident services also address the City of Lancaster’s charter to reverse a pattern of deterioration, increase the vitality of its neighborhoods and rekindle a sense of pride among residents.
At its completion in 2007, the green building of this transit-oriented community incorporated more green elements than any of Jamboree’s previous developments. Jamboree conducted a design charrette with environmental consultants and design engineers to incorporate green site and design changes that a) would meet or exceed Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) criteria, b) were cost neutral and/or c) could be provided at a minimal increase in cost. Through effective utilization of available energy-related resources and grants, Laurel Crest demonstrates that building green improves the financial feasibility of developments.
Laurel Crest’s transit-oriented philosophy benefits residents with cost-effective transportation and nurtures the environment by reducing automotive trips (and therefore pollutants). Built within walking distance of multiple mass-transit options to downtown L.A., shopping, dining and employment, Jamboree reduced parking spaces by 38% – a cost-free enhancement that reduced heat-absorbing asphalt, replacing it with attractive walkways and landscaping.
Jamboree works together with the City of Lancaster, investors and property management to provide this environmentally innovative community that encourages residents to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Jamboree is dedicated to providing residents with stability and security by keeping Laurel Crest both affordable and well maintained for years to come.