Landmark Senior Living Grand Opening – 8232 North 59th Avenue, Glendale
Landmark Senior Living was awarded tax credits of $921,696 in 2015 under the Non-Profit Set-aside. The project is a 52-unit new housing community that will serve very low income units for older persons (62+). It is the first tax credit housing community to be developed in Glendale purposefully designed to provide permanent supportive housing solutions for the elderly most in need of supportive housing, who desire to live independently. It is the re-development of a vacant, blighted; four-acre parcel of land and the total development budget for the project is approximately $11,227,728. The ownership entity is Landmark Senior Living, LP and the developer is Native American Connections, who is also the non-profit entity.
The site was selected to purposely locate the Project near supportive services, healthcare organizations, civic and recreational/ cultural amenities attractive to elderly households. Additionally, the site is located near a grocery store (Super Walmart), and shopping center (Northern Crossing), a Senior Center (YWCA West Valley Senior Center) and recreational facilities (Glendale Links Golf Club, Lions Park, and Glendale Adult Center). The site is less than 400 feet of a Valley Metro public bus stop, ensuring that residents have convenient access to affordable transportation.
Fifty-one fully accessible units are one-bedroom one-bathroom with one two-bedroom one-bathroom unit for the manager. Nineteen units are reserved for households with incomes below 40% AMI and thirty-two units for households with incomes below 50% AMI. The households will pay no more than 30% of their monthly income for rent and utilities with long-term Rental Assistance.
The project will meet LEED Gold standard and employs several green building strategies & design features such as shading, xeriscape landscaping, dual pane low-E energy rated windows, reflective roof coating and externally insulated exterior walls. On-site amenities include a multipurpose room, common laundry area, computer room, library and private offices for supportive services. Outside facilities will include Ramada, BBQ areas, water features & fire pits, gated parking, drive-up and drop-off areas in front of each building.
NAC, through its staff and programs, in collaboration with community partners, will provide supportive services to the households to ensure improved self-sufficiency, life skills, wellness and overall quality of life. The services provided include treatment and counseling services, transportation services, nutrition classes, blood pressure/health screenings, computer training, financial education workshops, recovery support programs, elderly education program, and a Resident Services Coordinator for 40 hours per month.