Downtown Motor Apartments – 383 South Stone Avenue, Tucson
Downtown Motor Apartments included demolition of a blighted structure (the façade of the main building will be retained) and new construction of 44 units of which 25 units are for veterans. It is located within the City of Tucson’s “Downtown Area infill location”. The project contains 35 one-bedroom, one-bathroom units and 9 two-bedroom, one-bathroom units. 16 units are reserved for households with incomes below 40% (Area Median Income) AMI, 20 for households with incomes below 50% AMI, and 8 units for households with incomes below 60% AMI. The developer is Compass Affordable Housing, Inc. and Bethel Development, Inc. is the co-developer.
The project has nearby access to public transit that includes five Sun Tran bus stops, the Ronstadt Transit Center, and the new light rail. The site offers proximity to a variety of services within a 1/4 mile to one mile radius that Includes retail stores, grocery stores, apparel stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, banks, hair care salons, dry cleaners, restaurants, recreational facilities (parks, museums, theatres and other venues), community/senior centers, and public, charter, and private schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students.
In addition it is within close proximity to the U of A campus and three campuses of Pima College and very close to civic facilities that include government offices that serve the public. These include police/fire stations, public libraries, places of worship, social service providers, hospitals, and medical clinics. Supportive and Enhanced Supportive Services will be coordinated through an on-site Supportive Services Coordinator and by Primavera Foundation, Inc. through an on-site Veterans Resource Specialist/Case Manager. They will include outreach to veterans’ organizations as well as support and benefit assistance, health care assistance, financial literacy and legal support, transportation, child care services, and job training through PrimaveraWorks.
The building contains enhanced physical features that include low maintenance and energy efficient appliances and equipment, common areas with a library and computer room, covered and secure parking for vehicles and bicycles, a laundry room, BBQ and picnic area, a playground, elevator, and a lobby that will be used as a gallery for local artists. All units will be equipped with water conserving toilets, showerheads, faucets, and other appliances, as applicable and all units will have full kitchens including Energy-Star refrigerators, dishwashers, and range hoods. Energy efficient furnaces and hot water heaters will be included and the property will have on-site management and maintenance personnel.
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