Affordable senior living community breaks ground in Phoenix

by Emily Marek

via Pennrose Properties

Pennrose Properties broke ground on Garfield Housing Phase II, an affordable senior housing development adjacent from the Garfield Commons affordable housing community.

“I’m honored to be here today alongside project partners, community leaders and elected officials celebrating the start of a transformational housing development in Downtown Phoenix’s historic Garfield neighborhood,” Shannon Cox Baker, regional vice president at Pennrose, said at the groundbreaking. “Not only are we thrilled to begin our first initiative in Arizona, but we couldn’t be prouder to help create high-quality, affordable housing to ensure seniors aren’t priced out of their homes and can age in place comfortably.”

Located at 1510 E. Portland St., Garfield II will consist of studio and one-bedroom apartments reserved for people aged 55 and older who make 20% to 60% of the area median income — in Phoenix, that’s a salary of about $13,100 to $39,300.

The four-story community will meet National Green Building Standards and include amenities such as a fitness room, management suite and outdoor recreation area. In addition, the community will also provide services for residents, including on-site social, health and educational programming from The Greater Phoenix Urban League.

Property management will be handled by Dunlap and Magee.

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