Westminster Manor

Originally built in 1972, the 16-story concrete building is adjacent to the I-5 freeway and provides 152 affordable apartments for seniors.  Upon expiration of the affordability restrictions in 2014, the owner selected Emmerson Construction to complete a major rehabilitation of the building—which had not been remodeled since it was originally built.  The renovation cost was $12.5 million and included full interior and exterior renovations, with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. The renovation has enabled the project to be 30% more energy efficient and meet the CALGreen Code. It has also reinvigorated a once-tired looking and physically deteriorating building, thereby enhancing the project’s surrounding neighborhood and providing the residents with joy from and pride in where they live.


  • New plumbing including a new vent system, energy efficient boilers and shut off valves for each floor, and relining the existing waste system.  Relining the waste system instead of completing a re-pipe resulted in time and cost savings for the client, while still providing the security of a warranty.
  • Complete repaint and new windows
  • Expansion of common areas: leasing office; community room, including new kitchen area; lobby; new library/computer; laundry room; hallways
  • Fire sprinklers including constructing a new fire room—project did not have a fire sprinkler system prior to renovation
  • New 40 security cameras, FOB key systems, parking lot gate
  • Energy-efficient/cool roof with 20-year warranty
  • Improved outdoor space with new landscape and hardscape work including seating & BBQ area
  • Hazardous materials abatement