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Good news during uneasy times: Carson City to break ground on senior housing

We have some good news to share in these not-so-good economic times, especially when it comes to development and housing.
Construction will begin soon on a $3.6 million, 42-unit senior apartment complex in Carson City that will help to close the gap in a shortage of affordable retirement housing here.
The development, Sierra Ridge Apartments, will be a rental housing community that is affordable to senior households, according to the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, in making the announcement Thursday. The complex will be built on 3.48 acres at 1870 Russell Way and consist of one and two bedroom apartments. A ground breaking ceremony will be on June 2, at 10 a.m.

Also good news economically is the $33,000 in annual property taxes that will go to the city, according to the chamber.
Thanks to a successful grant application to the Nevada Housing Division, construction should begin soon and will be completed by 2011. Funding with Low Income Housing Tax Credits will enable the rents to be set at a level to insure the project will be able to serve seniors with low and very-low incomes ranging from 30 percent to 60 percent of area median. Several units will be fully equipped for persons with mobility impairments. These units will help meet a rising demand in housing for low income seniors in the Carson City area.
Sierra Ridge Apartments will be laid out in an attractive plan with units contained in a three story building with approximately 7,600 square feet of common space for lobbies, laundry, manager’s offices, interior hallway and recreation. Each unit will have a private patio, and there will be sufficient open space to provide community gardening areas. Building exteriors will feature high quality siding with masonry accents and 30-year architectural shingles.
The apartments are designed to create an enjoyable and comfortable community for active seniors. The one-bedroom units will be 630 square feet and units will range between $ 348 and $ 589 per month. The two‑bedroom units will be approximately 850 square feet and units will range between $ 419 and $ 709.
Unit amenities include Energy Star appliances, self-cleaning ove, microwaves, dishwashers, ceiling fans, extra storage space and access to cable and high-speed internet. The property will also offer a comprehensive menu of supportive services which will include activities and classes of interest for the residents, health services, and assistance for those who will want to age in place. Most of these activities will be coordinated with the Carson City Senior Center.
There have been nearly zero vacancies in Carson City affordable senior rental properties for the past several years. The 89 unit Autumn Village developed by CDI in Carson City has a waiting list of nearly 100 households. There is also a shortage of units equipped for seniors with disabilities. This development will add approximately 6 fully equipped units to help meet this need.
The site for this development has been approved for multifamily, high density multifamily development. It is about one block from a public bus stop on a route that goes directly to the Carson City Senior Center. Bus transportation is free of charge to Carson City residents 60 years of age and older.
The development team is fully experienced in the development of affordable housing. Community Development, Inc. has developed several other properties for seniors using the same style of building. The architect is experienced in the development of affordable housing and have been involved in previous developments with CDI. Their familiarity with the type of construction will facilitate building the project efficiently and with a minimum of delays.
Some of the services proposed for the residents of Sierra Ridge Apartments include transportation assistance, free immunizations and health screenings, assistance with medicare and medicaid, training and information on issues of interest to the aged, and planned social activities. Many of these activities could occur on-site in the spacious common areas. The common areas will provide space for resident meetings, socializing and recreation. There will also be an on-site manager’s unit and office, a common laundry facility, and a computer area with free high speed internet access for residents. Free wireless internet service will be available to all residents.

Lender Partners include:

Nevada Housing Division

First Independent Bank of Nevada

Utah Community Reinvestment Corportation

Western Nevada HOME Consortium

 National Equity Fund, Inc


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On your “Must Not Miss” list, is the popular Downtown Wine Walk – held the First Saturday of every month from 1- 5pm. For just $10 (which supports the Downtown Business Association you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass and endless reasons to sip, stroll, and shop, the afternoon away, through Historic Downtown Carson City. Bring your wine walk glass with the Carson City Logo on it and pay only $8. Don't forget the after Wine Walk raffle prize party, 5:00pm, at the Cabaret Lounge, Carson Nugget Casino!

Tickets can be purchased at Bella Fiora Wines, Cactus Jack’s, Carson Jewelry & Loan, Carson Nugget, and Horseshoe Club, where you will receive hand stamps, glasses, and maps.

Sponsored by the Carson City Downtown Business Association, our goal is to carry on a local tradition, hosting an event which showcases a monthly Downtown celebration. It’s a Saturday stroll with a glass of wine through historic downtown Carson City where boutiques, local shops, galleries, restaurants and casinos, pull out all the stops to awaken your taste buds and tantalize your senses... experience a Downtown taste sensation!.

Day R. Williams scored top of his law school class in Evidence and Constitutional Law, and he wrote for the Law Review. He is known as a fine legal writer. Day has practiced solo for more than 20 years in Carson City. He has handled contract disputes, personal injuries, bad faith by insurance companies, probate, estates and trusts, appeals, and a murder case. Day has tried cases and appeared in court in Carson City, Reno, Minden, Yerington, Ely, Fallon, Pahrump, and Las Vegas, and he has argued before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was a driving force in the first citizen-initiated grand jury in Nevada’s history.

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UPDATE: Nevada Highway Patrol reports at least one person has died in this morning's single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 50 and East Nye Lane in Carson City.

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