We are proud that our own Anchor Place recently won three coveted architectural awards: LABC’s Housing Award, AIA’s award for Housing, and PCBC’s Grand Award for Best Affordable Housing Community. LABC’s 48th Annual Architectural Awards: Each year, the Los Angeles Business Council’s (LABC) respected L.A. Architectural Awards honor projects that utilize innovative design standards to elevate Los Angeles skylines. From this year’s more than 275 submissions, Anchor Place was proud to take home the Housing Award. (See other winning projects here.) “This year we received a historic number of high-quality submissions that embody the extraordinary spirit of creativity and collaboration that makes L.A. a world-class city,” said LABC President Mary Leslie.
The east wall of the Knabe Exchange building just got a new facelift. Last month, more than 60 Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) residents and volunteers gathered over a weekend to help paint the 36’ x 15’ mural honoring veterans and CVC’s naval history. At the helm was nationally recognized muralist Art Mortimer, who spent almost a year researching and developing the art piece and another month prepping, painting and finalizing it. The idea for the mural was born almost 10 years ago when the building, which houses the U.S.VETS dining hall, the “Old Soldiers” Deli and the Cabrillo Canteen, was being remodeled, but it took time to find the
Thursday, April 12th marked a momentous occasion as Century Villages at Cabrillo commemorated its 20th anniversary with a gala in Downtown Long Beach. More than 300 guests were in attendance, including donors, elected officials, sponsors, city and county staff, and Century staff and board members. The event celebrated 20 years of building our community, from humble beginnings to our current collaboration of 11 partners and more than 20 community organizations, countless interns, volunteers and staff who work tirelessly to focus on the needs of more than 2000 residents. Throughout the evening, we honored individuals whose courage, wisdom, foresight and compassion were instrumental in making the concept of the Villages
Yesterday, the City of Long Beach, Century Housing, CVC, and dozens of partners and supporting agencies celebrated the grand opening of Anchor Place, a 120-unit affordable housing development for families and veterans experiencing homelessness. Located within the CVC campus, the five-story development includes 75 units reserved for veterans experiencing homelessness and 45 units set aside for extremely low-income residents. Anchor Place consists of a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, extensive open space, and courtyard recreational areas. “Providing affordable, safe, and secure housing for a veterans and families is a key to addressing the City’s housing needs,” said Councilmember Roberto Uranga. “This development will support the tremendous efforts at the Century Villages
We are pleased to report that CVC was recognized as a 2017 Health and Housing Hero by The Children’s Clinic (TCC) during a National Health Center Week event at the Villages. You may recall, we developed a Federally Qualified Health Center within Cabrillo Gateway several years ago. Since then, TCC has blossomed within the space and the larger Villages community, providing comprehensive, high quality and life-affirming health care services to our residents and the larger West Long Beach community. At the well attended festivities, a number of other organizations were recognized including the Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services, Mental Health America, Christian Outreach in Action, and Long Beach Rescue
Great News! CVC has recently received a grant from the City of Long Beach via the Neighborhood Partners Program (NPP) to create a therapeutic garden labyrinth. Last month, project lead Elias Salgado officially opened the garden to CVC residents and spoke about the extraordinary health benefits that this space will bring — the Anchor TV captured the grand opening event in the video above. The Meditation Labyrinth will be the newest addition to the Community Garden, located on the west side of the CVC Campus (on San Gabriel Ave., across from the KaBoom playground). You can read more about the project in the latest edition of the Village Anchor