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Palmdale has broken ground on Juniper Grove, a 123,410 square-foot property consisting of 101 apartment units in a three-story wood-frame building. It is being constructed by RAMM Construction which specializes in multifamily and historic preservation projects.

“The need for affordable multifamily housing continues to grow significantly, especially now due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Richard Lara, president and CEO RAMM Construction. “This demand for affordable housing is extremely prevalent in Palmdale, as occupied housing units currently sit at 92.4 percent. Juniper Grove will greatly serve the local community by providing families with brand-new, beautifully designed residential units that fit within their budgets.”

Valued at $33,342,717, the project is being developed with the help of a construction loan from the City of Palmdale, Pacific Western Bank and the Los Angeles County Development Authority.

Located at 150 East Avenue R and near the Antelope Valley Freeway (14), Juniper Grove will offer 49 one-bedroom apartments, 27 two-bedroom apartments and 25 three-bedroom apartments that are fully furnished. The three-story wood frame building will be built to LEED standards and will have solar panels. The development will also include common-area amenities such as a community room, office area and an art studio, which will be occupied by a full-time art staff offering art lessons.

The multifamily property, not far from Palm Tree and Yucca elementary schools, will also offer plenty of open spaces for a playground and visitors, as outdoor space has become increasingly important in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.