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U.S. Bank Provides $23 Million in Financing for Next Phase of Affordable Housing in San Diego’s Del Sur Community



  U.S. Bank Provides $23 Million in Financing for Next Phase of Affordable
  Housing in San Diego’s Del Sur Community

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- May 21, 2013

U.S. Bank is providing more than $23 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
equity to help Chelsea Investment Corporation (Chelsea) develop Fairbanks
Commons Apartments at the intersection of Camino San Bernardo and Nighthawk
Lane in the Del Sur master-planned community of San Diego’s Black Mountain
Ranch neighborhood.

Fairbanks Commons, the third phase of four inclusionary housing projects to be
built in Del Sur, is located across the street from three-year-old Del Norte
High School and less than a mile from Del Sur Elementary School. The 165-unit
complex is currently under construction and will be completed by early 2014.

Fairbanks Commons will consist of 13 buildings around a central common
courtyard and a swimming pool. Its mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units
will be available to families earning 50 percent to 60 percent of area median
income. Other features include an after-school program for children, adult
English-second-language classes, a playground, laundry facilities and computer
center.

“We’re proud to partner with Chelsea to bring this project to San Diego,” said
Steve Stuckey, San Diego market president for U.S. Bank. “Given its proximity
to state-of-the-art schools and placement in a growing neighborhood, Fairbanks
Commons will be an attractive, convenient housing option for qualifying San
Diego families.”

U.S. Bank made its commitment through its tax credit investment subsidiary,
U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, which has a longstanding
relationship with Chelsea and its affiliates.

Fairbanks Commons marks the eighteenth community development project that U.S.
Bank and Chelsea have partnered to develop and finance in the last 10 years.
The other developments, all located in California, include affordable housing
complexes and economic expansions projects. Last year, U.S. Bank and Chelsea
officials celebrated the grand opening of the Park Terramar Apartments and the
reopening of the historic Lafayette Hotel in San Diego, as well as the
development of the Mercado del Barrio, a new retail center built on land that
had remained vacant since the early 1970s in Barrio Logan.

The second phase of development in Del Sur, Fairbanks Ridge Apartments, was
completed in 2007 with permanent and construction financing from U.S. Bank and
was named inclusionary housing project of the year by the San Diego Housing
Federation.

“Fairbanks Ridge and Fairbanks Commons are addressing the affordable housing
needs of Del Sur and fostering a more mixed-income community,” said Jim
Schmid, founder and chief executive officer of Chelsea. “We’re grateful for
the community’s support of our vision to broaden economic integration and for
U.S. Bank’s assistance in making the projects financially possible.”

About Chelsea Investment Corporation
Chelsea Investment Corporation is a real estate company focused on the
financing and development of affordable housing. The company provides
financial engineering, development, asset management and property management
services, as well as legal and non-profit experience to its development and
investment partners and clients. Considered experts in the affordable housing
sector, it has a strong and experienced team of professionals who can identify
and implement timely and cost effective solutions to the many challenges of
this market niche. The company takes special pride in its ability to structure
plans of financing that result in the development of attractive affordable
housing communities consistent with each client’s objectives.

About U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
With more than $10.9 billion in assets as of March 31, 2013, U.S. Bancorp
Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), a subsidiary of U.S. Bank,
provides innovative financing solutions for community development projects
across the country using state and federally sponsored tax credit programs.
USBCDC's commitments provide capital investment to areas that need it the most
and have contributed to the creation of new jobs, the rehabilitation of
historic buildings, the construction of needed affordable and market-rate
homes, the development of renewable energy facilities, and the generation of
commercial economic activity in underserved communities. Visit USBCDC on the
web at usbank.com/cdc.

About U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bank has 78 offices and more than 900 employees in San Diego County. U.S.
Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $355 billion in assets as of March 31, 2013, is the
parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United
States. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the company operates
3,080 banking offices in 25 states and 5,056 ATMs. The bank provides a
comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage,
trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

Contact:

Teri Charest, U.S. Bank Public Relations
(612) 303-0732, teri.charest@usbank.com
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