R.D. Olson Construction Breaks Ground on Senior Housing in Pasadena, California

The 70,000-square-foot project will bring much needed affordable senior housing to the area 

Pasadena, Calif. – June 11, 2022 – R.D. Olson Construction, an award-winning general contracting firm in California, today announced that construction is underway on Heritage Square South in Pasadena, California. The 70-unit senior supportive housing complex is expected to reach completion by September 2023.  

Located at 710 North Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, California, the $28 million, 70,000-square-foot project will feature three, three-story buildings, with 69 one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit. The three buildings are interconnected with walking bridges. 

This low-rise development will have a U-shaped footprint, wrapping a central private courtyard. The project also features amenities such as walking trails, flex rooms and a community room for the residents to enjoy. The site has a bus stop on the front of Fair Oaks Avenue, easing transportation for residents. The ground up construction project is taking the place of a former Churches Chicken. Heritage Square South is a continuation of the firm’s presence in the senior supportive housing market. 

“R.D. Olson’s is thrilled to work on our second project with owner, BRIDGE Housing, to bring this affordable senior housing to life,” said Bill Wilhelm, president, R.D. Olson. “BRIDGE Housing is a prominent developer in this market segment, and it is an honor to work with a company with such high standards of integrity, a stellar reputation and a long-standing track record of successful developments.” 

Along with bringing much needed senior affordable housing to the area, the project will incorporate 2,200-square-feet of commercial retail space facing Orange Grove Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue on the front of building two. R.D. Olson is also proud to be partnering with architect, KTGY on the project.   

About R.D. Olson Construction  

Founded by Bob Olson in 1979 and led by President Bill Wilhelm, R.D. Olson Construction commemorates 43 years of building and is one of the top 40 general contracting firms in California. R.D. Olson Construction is a premier builder of hotel and multi-unit properties for several national hoteliers and developers, including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, MBK Living, Related Properties and Meta Housing, and has a robust portfolio of renovation projects including Atria Senior Housing, Chapman University’s Reeves Hall, the conversion of the historic Bank of Italy Building into the Nomad Hotel and more. The firm also has a rich history as a builder of office, retail, restaurant, education, senior living and recreational projects. Learn more at www.rdolson.com.