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SOLAR-POWERED, AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OPENS IN CENTRAL TEMPE

Gracie’s Village is Fully-Accessible for the Disabled

TEMPE, AZ (November 27, 2013) – Gorman & Company, in partnership with Grace Community Church of the Valley, is proud to announce the grand opening of an affordable, mixed-use housing development on Apache Blvd along the Valley Metro light rail line, called Gracie’s Village.  

The Gracie’s Village project is a unique public/private/non-profit partnership between Gorman & Company, Grace Community Church of the Valley, the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) and the City of Tempe.  The new development includes a mix of ground floor community facilities including a brand new thrift store and three additional stories containing 50 affordable residential housing units above the store.

Gracie’s Village is solar powered and is designed to a LEED-Gold standard through its use of green building technologies.  Using a variety of Universal Design principles, the affordable rental units are fully accessible to the physically disabled.

The rental units have affordable rents ranging from $394-$606 for 1 Bedroom, $463-$717 for 2 Bedroom and $525-$818 for 3 Bedroom units and will be rented to income-eligible families earning between 40% and 60% of the county median income, or approximately $18,600 to $46,260 per year.

Specific amenities include a multi-purpose room for before and after school care, a Wi-Fi internet lounge, a roof deck, playground, picnic area, front-loading energy-efficient washers & dryers inside each unit, hard-surface flooring and electronically-controlled entry. Gracie’s Village is located at 1520 E. Apache Blvd in Tempe.

A dedication and ribbon-cutting for Gracie’s Village will take place on November 27th with an Open House and Tours to start at 4:30pm. The Ceremony and Dedication will start at 5:30pm. For more information or to attend, please contact Ron Meritt at ON Advertising at (480) 225-0722.

About Gorman & Company, Inc.

Gorman & Company, Inc. specializes in revitalizing communities through innovative housing partnerships. As a trusted partner and respected industry leader since 1984, they specialize in downtown revitalization, the preservation of affordable housing, workforce housing and the adaptive reuse of significant historic buildings.  Learn more at www.gormanusa.com.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OPENS IN MESA

Escobedo at Verde Vista is Fully Accessible for the Disabled

Mesa, AZ (December 2, 2013) – Gorman & Company, in partnership with Affordable Rental Movement (A.R.M.) of Save the Family Foundation, the West Mesa CDC and the City of Mesa are proud to announce a grand opening for the completely redeveloped Escobedo at Verde Vista Public Housing.

Escobedo at Verde Vista is a state of the art, environmentally friendly, redeveloped housing location designed to a LEED-Gold Standard through its use of building technologies.  Located at 125 E. University Drive in Mesa, Escobedo at Verde Vista will house 70 units along with a leasing office, multi-purpose building for a before and after school program, a computer lab, training center, and a museum dedicated to preserving the rich history of the location.

The units rent for $386-$562 for a 1BR, $460-$630 for a 2BR, and $525-$801 for a 3BR.  Families eligible for this location earn between 40% and 60% of the county median income, which is between $18,600 and $46,260

The amenities include hard surface flooring, dual flush toilets, low flow plumbing fixtures, artificial turf, radiant barrier sheathing and high reflectivity roofing, and high performance Energy Star windows and lighting systems.  The development will also have access to free wireless internet, picnic tables, and a playground.

A ribbon-cutting for Escobedo at Verde Vista will take place on December 4th at 4:00pm followed by a reception at Save the Family at 5:00pm.  For more information or to attend, please contact Ron Meritt at (480) 225-0722.

About Gorman & Company, Inc.

Gorman & Company, Inc. specializes in revitalizing communities through innovative housing partnerships. As a trusted partner and respected industry leader since 1984, they specialize in downtown revitalization, the preservation of affordable housing, workforce housing and the adaptive reuse of significant historic buildings.  Learn more at www.gormanusa.com.