KTGY-designed Citrus Walk Debuts Model Homes in Mixed-use Community

Top Quote Olson Homes debuts 2 model homes in its newest residential community, Citrus Walk. Located in the heart of downtown Covina, Calif., and within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and MetroLink, Citrus Walk will offer LEED Certified homes that are innovatively designed by KTGY Group to fit active, urban lifestyles and attract first-time homebuyers. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) June 25, 2011 - Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is pleased to announce that Olson Homes, the leading developer of in-town urban living, is debuting two model homes in its newest residential community, Citrus Walk. Located in the heart of downtown Covina, Calif., and within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and MetroLink, Citrus Walk will offer LEED Certified homes that are innovatively designed to fit active, urban lifestyles and attract first-time homebuyers. KTGY is the project's designer of this new mixed-use community.

    Citrus Walk is Olson Homes fifth new urban living residential development in the Covina area. The Citrus Walk community will offer 37 townhomes and 8,000 square feet of new retail space along downtown Covina's Citrus Avenue, with 12 flats over the new retail storefronts. The townhomes, each with approximately 1,580 square feet and three stories, will have 2-3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1-2 powder rooms, and 2-car garages.

    The homes, built to exceed LEED green living standards, feature energy-efficient amenities including Energy Star appliances; water-efficient and lead-free faucets; highly water-efficient toilets; auto shut-off motion sensors in all baths, space saving tank-less water heaters, and built-in recycle bins, among many other features.

    "The Citrus Walk community represents the culmination of years of work with the City of Covina to create a new brand of 'walkable' community within Covina's downtown, offering the best of an in-town lifestyle," said Steve Olson, Chairman/CEO of The Olson Company. "Located close to shops, restaurants, and MetroLink's new San Bernardino Express line, Citrus Walk embraces and caters to active lifestyles."

    According to KTGY's Alan Scales, studio director and lead designer of Citrus Walk, "The new Citrus Walk community features contemporary styling, innovative architecture, the latest in 'green' home design and will integrate a new and refreshing urban lifestyle element to Covina's downtown." The stylish townhomes are priced from the mid $300,000s.

    "Citrus Walk is efficiently built to provide first-time buyers an opportunity to own a new beautiful, well-appointed home. The sustainable, eco-friendly design and close proximity to jobs, services and education further increase affordability," added Scales.

    "Olson Homes is beating the market in launching new home communities and is one of a few homebuilders in the marketplace that is actively selling out of each new community they build," Scales said. "The niche of building affordable housing in desirable in town locations has been a proven winning formula for this affordable new home builder. Olson Homes anticipates that pent up demand for affordable new housing in the city of Covina will make Citrus Walk highly desirable for its central Downtown Covina location."

    The Citrus Walk sales center is located at 137 E. Italia Street, Covina, CA 91723. To learn more about Citrus Walk please visit

    About The Olson Company
    Established in 1988, The Olson Company and the Olson Homes brand are nationally recognized for creating unique in-town neighborhoods in urban communities throughout California. Headquartered in Seal Beach, California, The Olson Company has successfully partnered with governmental agencies and private landowners to create innovative housing solutions designed to fulfill the lifestyle needs of today's buyer. The company works diligently with community and neighborhood groups to build a high level of awareness and broad-range community consensus around its neighborhoods. The Olson Company was awarded the prestigious "Builder of the Year" award by Professional Builder Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders. See

    About KTGY Group, Inc.
    Established in 1991, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, provides comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, marketing and financial performance and takes particular pride in its highly motivated and principal led studios. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons Corner, Va. See



    Energy-Efficient and Healthy Homes
    LEED Certified by the US Green Building Council
    Auto shut-off motion-sensors in all baths
    Space saving tankless water heaters
    13 SEER gas forced-air heating with MERV 10 filters
    Air conditioning with programmable digital thermostat
    Automatic fire sprinklers
    Dual glazed white vinyl windows with Low-E glass
    Highly water efficient toilets 1.28 gpm
    Low VOC interior paint
    Carbon monoxide detector
    Water-efficient, lead-free faucets
    Insulation in ceiling areas and exterior walls
    Exceeds California's energy-saving Title 24 requirements by 15%
    Energy Star appliances

    Heart of the Home Kitchens
    Solid surface granite counter top with 6" splash
    Contemporary white thermo foil cabinetry with concealed hinges, adjustable shelves in upper cabinets and brushed chrome knobs
    White double compartment sink with waste disposal
    Stainless steel and black 30" free standing gas range, microwave/hood combo and 4-cycle dishwasher
    Brushed stainless single-control faucet with pull out handle
    Built-in recycle bins
    Pre-plumbed for ice/water at refrigerator space

    Private Master Suite
    Spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet
    Contemporary white thermo foil cabinetry with concealed hinges
    Cultured marble dual vanity
    Chrome polished faucets with lever handles
    Compartmentalized toilet area
    Spacious shower with frameless enclosure and 66 tile surround

    Tasteful Living Areas
    12" x 12" hand set ceramic tile at entry
    Designer inspired carpeting selections
    Two panel interior doors
    Designer selected lighting
    Pre-wired for cable TV in all bedrooms and living room
    Pre-wired for Cat5E voice in master bedrooms and kitchen

    Secondary Baths
    Cultured marble countertops with 4" backsplash
    White under mount sink
    Full width mirrors
    Contemporary white thermo foil cabinetry with concealed hinges
    Polished chrome faucet with lever handles

    Sample of Personalizing Features
    Upgraded appliance packages
    Upgraded countertops and backsplashes
    Cabinetry finishes
    Electrical upgrades
    Ceiling fan pre-wire
    Home theater and sound systems
    Security and intercom systems
    Frameless and reed glass tub enclosures
    Interior paint upgrades
    Upgraded hardware packages
    Optional den with pocket doors
    Additional cabinets for storage

    Exterior Stylings
    Contemporary architectural styles
    Elegant front entry door with oil rubbed bronzed hardware
    Flush panel steel sectional garage doors with two transmitters

    Surrounding Amenities
    Close to MetroLink with direct service to Los Angeles
    Shopping and restaurants within walking distance
    Adjacent to Heritage Park

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