Feb. 27, 2013
The city of Phoenix Housing Department today celebrated the grand opening of Aeroterra Senior Village at 675 N. 16th St. The new 60-unit HOPE VI apartment complex was designed to serve low-income seniors and people with disabilities.
Aeroterra Senior Village was built on the former Frank Luke Addition public housing site and is the first phase of the HOPE VI revitalization of a site. Aeroterra Senior Village consists of a single three-story building with amenities for seniors and persons with disabilities. The new community features interior corridors, accessible unit interiors, elevators, handrails, community space, an exercise and craft room, outdoor courtyard, dog run, laundry facilities, computer and training space and gated access to the community.
"I am proud to have this new senior apartment community in District 8," said Councilman Michael Johnson. "The new village will provide a safe and sustainable place for residents. Honoring our seniors today sets a path for our own future golden years."
The new community also will have a team of experts to provide on-site case management, educational programming and other community resources to better serve low-income seniors and residents with disabilities.
Aeroterra Senior Village earned the Enterprise Green Communities designation for its energy efficient and healthy-homes design elements. Green features include a photovoltaic solar system to power the common areas, Energy Star appliances, low-flow water fixtures, low-water landscaping and washable synthetic grass in the courtyard and dog run areas.
The total development cost was $12 million and was funded through the Arizona Department of Housing Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, Department of Housing and Urban Development HOPE VI Revitalization Grant, construction financing and City General Obligation Bond funds.
For more information about the Phoenix Housing Department, call 602-262-6794 or visit phoenix.gov/housing. Follow us on Twitter @phxhousing.