Luminaira & Espaira – First two affordable family apartment communities open in Irvine’s master planned Great Park Neighborhoods community

Building Design + Construction

October 30, 2017

Luminaira affordable apartment housing

The master-planned community of Great Park Neighborhoods opened in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 27. Now, it is about to receive its first two affordable family apartment communities for low-income families.

The Luminaira and Espaira communities, both designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning, will provide a total of 166 affordable apartments and a 4,000-sf leasing and social services center. The leasing and social services center will include a kitchen, media lounge, computer center, mailroom, and play area. Other amenities will include a pool, barbeque and picnic pavilion, and a dog run. After-school programs and educational classes will also be offered on-site.

Both Luminaira and Espaira will offer two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from approximately 809 to 1,129 sf. Each unit will come equipped with a gourmet kitchen with an Energy Star refrigerator and dishwasher, solid-surface countertops, hardwood plank-style flooring, ceiling fans, large closets, nine-foot ceilings, some paid utilities, and private outdoor space. A one-car garage is also included with each unit.


The modern design focuses on simple, clean lines and an efficient structure and utilizes a neutral color palette. Luminaira was developed by FivePoint Holdings, LLC, Related California, and Riverside Charitable Corporation. Espaira was developed by FivePoint, Related, and ETHIC Housing Trust (El Toro Housing Initiative Collaboration).