Highland Square Senior Apartments - 299 West Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood
Cottonwood's new Highland Square is the first LIHTC project in Cottonwood in over a decade and will be the first ever senior LIHTC project in that city. Highland Square is designed to serve seniors, 62 years of age and older and will have rental subsides for all 60 units, allowing residents to pay only 30% of their income towards rent and utilities. 70% of the units will serve households at 50% of Area Median Income (AMI) or below. Of the sixty (60) units, fifty are one bedroom and ten are two bedroom apartments. The set-asides ratio is 18 units at 40%, 24 units at 50% and 18 units at 60% AMI.
The available common areas include: administrative offices, social areas, a community kitchen, multi-purpose room, a community meeting room, community laundry area on each floor and office space/work room for supportive service providers, BBQ area and picnic area.
FSL is a private non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors, adults with disabilities and their families in the community and in their own homes. In conjunction with the service provider, Catholic Charities and FSL Programs, on-site services available to the residents are monthly nutrition and financial literacy classes. Also available is weekly transportation and health promotion, which includes disease prevention, recreation and wellness classes and blood pressure screening, on-site food pantry and referrals to other third-party services.
The Cottonwood Medical Center and surrounding clinics are directly south of the site. Two churches border the east property line and the local transit system now stops 50 feet east of Candy Lane, adjacent to the property. The fire station with Emergency Medical Technician support is one-half mile to the east. A convenience store is approximately ½ mile to the west and grocery, drug and specialty retailers are within two miles.