AMCAL Multi-Housing Striving for LEED Excellence, One Project at a Time

AMCAL Multi-Housing striving towards LEED Platinum certification
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March 29, 2012 - PRLog -- This spring, Amcal Multi-Housing Inc. will celebrate another Grand Opening in Southern California with the ceremony for Mercado, a 60-unit family affordable housing development in Perris, California.

Showcasing a traditional Spanish design by Withee Malcolm Architects, Mercado features a community room with kitchenette and lounge, centralized laundry facilities, landscaped common area with barbeque grills and outdoor seating, tot lot and swimming pool.

“Mercado brings high-quality housing and services to a community with a great demand for affordable homes,” says CEO Percival Vaz. “As economic stability continues to be a huge influence on many families today, it is important to provide affordable options for families who need assistance - Mercado does just that."

Striving towards LEED Platinum certification from the USGBC, Mercado has been constructed with a focus on environmental building and design. The development features many green elements such as drought-tolerant landscaping that conserves water, low-flow water fixtures, and ENERGY STAR appliances. In addition, the majority of construction waste was recycled during the building process.

Mercado will be professionally managed by FPI Management and will include social services and educational programs for residents provided by LifeSTEPs, and is a 100% affordable building that will feature two- and three-bedroom units.  

About AMCAL Multi Housing, Inc:                                                        Based in Agoura Hills, CA, AMCAL Multi-Housing, Inc. has developed quality housing throughout California since 1978. In recent years, AMCAL has focused on the workforce -housing sector, including family and senior apartments, qbvuf as well as for-sale housing in emerging urban neighborhoods. Nationally recognized for its expertise in workforce housing, AMCAL has received honors from leading magazines and associations including Multifamily Executive for Editors’ Choice and Project of the Year – Best Mixed-Income, as well as NAHB for Innovation in Workforce Housing. The value of AMCAL developments currently under construction exceeds $136 million. Since 2003, AMCAL has been awarded over $392 million in low-income housing tax credits. Since 1995, AMCAL and AMCAL General Contractors have built 45 workforce housing developments, representing over 3751 units. Additionally, AMCAL is currently looking for new land for affordable multi-family developments of 40+ units. For land acquisition information, please contact Mark Morgan ( or 818-706-0694 x176).

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