Santa Ana Rehabilitates Apartments
The Community Before
The area that is now Cornerstone Village was a blighted and densely populated apartment building, initially constructed for off-base Marine Corps housing in the late 1950’s.
Crumbling stucco, broken windows, graffiti, trash littering the streets and sidewalks, and overcrowded apartments all added to the demise of this area and demonstrated the need for redevelopment.
The Community Now
In 1995, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Ana began a redevelopment effort to transform this once blighted area.
The project involved:
- Renovating and rehabilitating 48 apartment buildings (527 units)
- Building of a police substation decreased the number of arrests and calls by 40 percent
- Creating a learning center and family support program
- Improving sidewalks, landscaping, and courtyards