Metro Walk

Located on 20 acres in a rapidly developing part of Santa Clarita, Metro Walk is a new development planned around its direct access to a Metrolink station and bus transit center. With a variety of market-rate and affordable housing options targeting families and seniors, the project integrates a nearly 1-acre park and winding linear pedestrian throughway to support a diverse, lively community centered on sustainable living.

Metro Walk’s mix of housing types and sizes is designed as a contemporary take on Santa Clarita’s canyon country architecture. Sloped roofs, intricate detailing and wood beams take center stage while more modern touches and a modern color palette help showcase the development’s progressive approach to living. All townhomes will have solar panels to meet California’s standards for being 50% energy free, and carports will also support solar arrays for alternative energy sources. Additional provisions for solar shading and water conservation support future net-zero targets.

The planning of Metro Walk was as important to the design as specific housing layouts, with townhomes catering to families located closest to the park and larger multi-family structures developed as their own amenity-rich cohorts beyond. Three-story for-sale townhomes range from 1,300 sf two-bedroom units to 1,800 sf four-bedroom units, while market-rate apartments including age-qualified units are designed as studio, one- and two-bedroom units in four-story structures. The project also includes 50 deed-restricted, 100% affordable senior houses scattered throughout the four-story market-rate developments.

Location
Santa Clarita, CA
Client
New Urban West
Size
18.2 acres
Units
498 Total
179 Market-rate apartments
119 Age-qualified market-rate apartments
50 Affordable senior housing
150 Townhomes
Density
27.4 du/acres
Type
3-story Type V townhomes
4-story Type V apartments