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Fullerton Opens First Affordable Transit-Oriented Community at Former Hawaiian Punch Bottling Site

Citrea provides 54 apartments for low-income families in historic Downtown Fullerton.

The City of Fullerton, Related California, and Foundation for Affordable Housing will open Citrea, an affordable transit-oriented development with 54 apartments for low-income families, and one manager’s unit, located on a one-acre site in historic downtown Fullerton.

Citrea is the first affordable community to be developed in the new Fullerton Transportation Center Specific Plan and located in close proximity to schools, a community center, the Fullerton Public Library, a public park, and within walking distance of the Fullerton Train Station and a regional bus transportation hub. Social services are provided by LifeSteps and include adult educational courses such as financial literacy, health and wellness, skill-building, and computer training classes.

Citrea is located on the site of the former Pacific Citrus Products bottling plant which manufactured the company’s most famous product, Hawaiian Punch, in the mid-20th century.  That history is represented in a new mural on the site designed by local artist Mike Tauber and facing thousands of Metrolink and Amtrak passengers each day.

The new Citrea Apts at 336 E. Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton. photo by Jere Greene

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  1. Low Income housing is good, not enough parking is bad. There were concerns presented about not enough parking spaces being provided for the residents. Well, as we the business owners in the area knew, they are parking on the street! So far we have kept them out of our lots, but who is to say for how long. The other concern is the crossing of Lemon to the transportation hub, they are not walking to the light but crossing in the middle of heavy traffic. Only a matter of time before someone is hit.