Thursday, August 5, 2010

Consultants Sought for Senior Housing Feasibility Study

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - With seniors often limited in housing options due a variety of lifestyle, medical and economic issues, Suisun City is committed to helping ensure an adequate supply of suitable housing for senior residents.

The Community Development Department is seeking a qualified consultant to conduct a Senior Housing Feasibility Study to identify sites within the Waterfront District appropriate for possible development of housing for low- to moderate-income adults who are 55 years of age and older.

Using a California Community Development Block Grant program Planning and Technical Assistance Grant, the Department will hire a consultant to conduct a needs and market analysis to help determine suitable locations. Early in 2011, the Department anticipates issuing another request for proposals for a site-specific predevelopment study.

The City has identified a need for housing that is accessible to residents aged 55 and older. At present, there is one 104-unit senior living development in the city with 16 units restricted to very low-income seniors. However, 83% of Suisun City senior renters are low, very low or extremely low-income.

The Housing Element identified a number of objectives and programs to respond to this community need. One action is to assist developers located suitable sites for senior housing developments.

A priority development area has been established in the Waterfront District near the Suisun Train Station with the intent of creating an area of high-density housing were the day-to-day needs of residents are met in a pedestrian-friendly area served by transit.

Qualified firms interested in assisting with this work should reply by Aug. 25, 2010.

>>Click here for more information about bidding on the Senior Housing Feasibility Study >>

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1 comment:

Jad Smith said...

An assisted living facility is for people who are age 60 years or older that may need help with some daily living activities, but want to live independently as much as possible.
Des Plaines Retirement Community