Construction is underway on the $20.4 million, 89,000 project for Senior Living at Cambridge Heights facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Cambridge Heights will feature 117 one- and two-bedroom apartments designed for older adults and be comprised of apartments ranging in size from 504-618 square feet for a one-bedroom apartment and 837 square feet for a two-bedroom apartment. The development will contain 75 public housing apartments, 36 apartments to receive project-based Section 8 assistance (nine of those are also Missouri Housing Finance Agency Home Investment Partnership Act apartments and eight are also Affordable Housing Assistance Payment apartments) and six Low Income Housing Tax Credit-only apartments. The facility also includes a common outdoor green space and approximately 51 private parking spaces.
KAI Design & Build is the architect, general contractor and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineer for the project and expects the project to be completed in January 2011. Financing for the three-story building was secured through the Missouri Housing Development Commission, St. Louis Housing Authority, Enterprise Bank & Trust and Business Bank of St. Louis, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. St. Louis-based McCormack Baron Salazar is the project’s developer.
“This capstone to the redevelopment of the former Cochran Gardens public housing site will meet an important need in the community to provide affordable, quality senior living and will serve to replace an obsolete and isolating tower building with a sustainable, universally-designed, low-rise facility,” said Vince Bennett, Executive Vice-President of McCormack Baron Salazar. “This development will also further the dramatic transformation of this community started with the Cochran Gardens HOPE VI and will support the revitalization efforts in the Columbus Square neighborhood.”