A housing development in Tempe called Gracie’s Village opened last week. The project, on Apache boulevard, along the Valley Metro light-rail line, has 50 affordable housing units above a thrift store.
All are solar-powered.
Developer Gorman & Co. worked with Grace Community Church of the Valley and the Arizona Housing Department to develop the three-story project.
Rental rates start at $394 a month for a one-bedroom apartment. Families earning $18,600 to $46,260 a year can rent at Gracie’s Village, which also has two-and three-bedroom apartments.
The development has a multipurpose room for before and after school care, a Wi-Fi Internet lounge, a roof deck, playground, picnic area, frontloading energy-efficient washer and dryers inside each unit, hard-surface flooring and electronically controlled entry.