New Affordable Housing Complex Construction On Schedule
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A $9.6 million project to bring more affordable housing into the Grand Valley is right on schedule according to officials with the Grand Junction Housing Authority.
"As of next week we'll be 100% complete on our foundation and underground work," said Tim Spach with Shaw Construction.
That means the 72 units will soon be open for those in need.
"There's a considerable need for new affordable apartments in the Grand Valley, the Housing Authority's waiting lists are very long," said Jody Kole, CEO of the Grand Junction Housing Authority.
Kole says they've taken steps to make sure these are homes residents can be proud to live in.
"We've got some nice heavy timber work here and we've got stone facades down below so it's going to have a really good feel," said Spach.
"It will be very energy efficient, it's very beautifully designed to fit into the neighborhood, to be more acceptable to the neighborhood and to the community as a whole," said Kole.
Future residents can look forward to a variety of amenities including a washer and dryer in each unit.
Based on the combined income of the family, residents will pay rent that's much lower than market rates.
"When people can pay an affordable amount for rent, then they have disposable income to pay for kids school clothes, groceries, car insurance and all the other essentials we guy in our local economy," said Kole.
The Housing Authority will hold a separate application process for the Village Park apartments starting May 1.
Visit www.Village-Park.com for more information.