LA CIENEGUITA NEIGHBORHOOD
MoBo and SBA and the Santa Fe Community Housing Trust carried out a 120-unit urban infill affordable housing project, with master planning and architecture, including a six-acre city park, senior housing and a daycare center.
Construction costs for the first phase totaled four million for 82 single family homes and three years of construction.
An additional eight million dollars was appropriated for development costs and future phases of the project.
Nothing in the history of the current district called for uniform pueblo or Santa Fe style homes.
Instead, photo documentation showed that a colorful and individualistic nature had evolved in the surrounding neighborhoods.
MoBo and SBA developed a “unique kit of parts” to provide choices and personality for each house and to provide a neighborhood that is individually developed.
The designs offered choices of floor plans, rooms, porches, trellises, colors of stucco and trim, individualized art murals, exterior landscaping and interior finishes (including floors finishes, fireplaces, doors,countertops, and cabinets).