Carson City celebrates $3.6 million senior housing development with ceremony
A ground-breaking celebration was held this morning to mark the beginning of one of the truly bright spots in Carson City's otherwise ailing construction economy.
Building will begin June 14 on a $3.6 million, 42-unit senior apartment complex in Carson City, designed to help 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. The complex will be built on 3.48 acres at 1870 Russell Way and consist of one and two bedroom apartments.
More than 90 construction workers will be used for the project, which is expected to be completed by February. Once operational, the senior apartment complex will bring $33,000 annually in property taxes to Carson City.
Attendees today who spoke include: Bill Truax of Community Development Incorporated; Gary Sheerin, board member of the Carson City Senior Citizens Center; Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell; Dr. Hilary Lopez of the Nevada Housing Division; Greg Nixon of First Independent Bank of Nevada.
Image 1: Officials representing Carson City, the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, the Nevada Housing Division, Community Development Incorporated and First Independent Bank of Nevada prepare for the ground breaking ceremony.
Image 2: Hal Hansen, left, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, joins Dr. Hilary Lopez of Nevada Housing Division, Bill Traux of Community Development Incorporated, and Gary Sheerin, board member of the Carson City Senior Citizens Center prior to Wednesday morning's ceremony.
Image 3: From the left are: Hal Hansen, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada; Dr. Hilary Lopez, of the Nevada Housing Division; Earl Simpson of First Independent Bank of Nevada; Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell; Bill Truax of Community Development Incorporated and Janice McIntosh, executive director of the Carson City Senior Center.