The County Board of Supervisors agreed to a plan today to use $2 million of funds from the Redevelopment Agency to help finance a complex of low-income apartments for seniors located in Menifee.
Dubbed, "The Vineyards at Menifee", it sits on the north-east corner of Newport Rd and Winter Hawk Rd. That would place it next to the Good Shepherd Lutheran School, and across Newport from the Mobil Gas Station.
Here's a description of the project according to the report from the County Clerk...
The Project will consist of 64 one-bedroom units, 16 two-bedroom units, and one on-site manager's unit. The one-bedroom units are approximately 561 square feet and the two-bedroom units are approximately 781 square feet. All units will be equipped with full kitchens, including refrigerator, dishwasher, combination range/oven, microwave, garbage disposal, and central heating/cooling. Each unit will also include a balcony or patio. Elevators will be provided to the second floor of all the buildings. The residents will have access to a 5,000 square foot community building that will include a community meeting room, kitchen, laundry room, and manager's office. Additional on-site amenities include a pool, putting green, and leisure areas for the seniors to use.The report goes on to say that if residents of Menifee vote to approve cityhood, then this $2 million offer from the county's pocket becomes null and void. In that case, the company developing this project, Palm Desert Development Company, will have to either pay for it itself, or find a way to get the new city to pay for it.
A total of thirty nine (39) units ("Assisted Units") will be reserved for low-income senior households whose incomes do not exceed sixty percent (60%) area median income for the County, adjusted by family size at the time of occupancy. The period of affordability will be for 55 years from the certificate of occupancy.
Palm Desert Development Company specializes in developing low-income apartment projects, and have developed many others in Hemet, San Jacinto, Moreno Valley, and Rubidoux.