The Carlos Ortega Villas project is a 73-unit affordable senior housing complex in Palm Desert, CA is situated on 5.5 acres. There are 12 buildings including laundry facilities and maintenance building. Prior to Optimus’ involvement with the project, the Housing Department had many hurdles to overcome including the demise of the Community Redevelopment Agencies. Through the hard work of the housing department and the City, they overcame these challenges to complete this successful housing complex for low income seniors. During the construction phase, some of the obstacles that Optimus had to overcome included: a storm of the century that swept flood waters through the site, violent wind storms, subcontractor going out of business, and extreme heat.
Completed: January 2016