Cordish Cos. to Break Ground on Two Multifamily Developments in Kansas City’s Power & Light District

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The Cordish Cos. has announced plans to break ground on two multifamily developments in Kansas City’s Power & Light District. Projects include Three Light Luxury Apartments, a $140 million, 26-story tower set to offer 288 units at the corner of Truman Road and Main Street; and Midland Lofts, a repositioning of the historic Midland office building to offer 139 affordable housing units.Three Light Luxury Apartments will feature 19 floors of studio, one- and …

McHugh Construction, Brown & Momen Break Ground on $17.1M Mixed-Income Development in Chicago

CHICAGO — James McHugh Construction Co. and Brown & Momen Inc. have broken ground on 508 Pershing at Oakwood Shores, a 53-unit mixed-income development in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. As part of a public-private partnership led by The Community Builders, the residential and retail building marks the latest phase of the larger Oakwood Shores project, which will span more than 100 acres.Located at 508 E. Pershing Road, the four-story building will include 50 one-bedroom units …

DHCD Provides Construction Financing for 54-Unit Affordable Seniors Housing Project in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has provided financing from local and federal resources to develop 54 affordable housing units in Wards 4 at the Abrams Hall Senior Apartments in Washington, D.C.Abrams Hall Senior LP, a joint venture between Urban Atlantic and nonprofit organization Housing Up, received $2.4 million from the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) to develop the assisted living facility located at 1320 Main Drive NW. …

COVID-19 Changed the Way We Calculate Affordable Housing Property Taxes

By Carlos Suarez, Popp HutchesonAfter a pandemic year that decimated rental incomes, owners of affordable housing properties should prepare to protest property tax assessments that overstate their liability.As stay-at-home orders in 2020 forced businesses across the county to change their operations, a large portion of the labor force began to work from home. But many renters, including a large contingent of affordable housing residents, found themselves without jobs and struggling to …

KeyBank Provides $23M in Financing for Affordable Seniors Housing Project Near Pittsburgh

CANONSBURG, PA. — KeyBank’s Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) division has provided $23 million in financing for the construction of an affordable seniors housing project in Canonsburg, located about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. The financing consisted of an $11 million construction loan and $12 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency also provided a $1.3 million permanent loan. The borrower is a partnership …

Merchants Capital Secures $21M in Financing for Workforce Housing Property Under Development in Indiana

EVANSVILLE, IND. — Mortgage banking company Merchants Capital has secured $21 million in financing for Forge on Main, a 180-unit workforce housing property currently under development in Evansville. Located in an Opportunity Zone, the project will include 15,000 square feet of commercial space. Of the 180 units, 18 will be reserved for residents earning no more than 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), while the rest of the units will be priced for tenants at 60 to 120 percent of the …

WinnDevelopment Breaks Ground on $19.2M Mixed-Income Redevelopment in Southern Massachusetts

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. — WinnDevelopment has broken ground on the $19.2 million redevelopment of the historic Cliftex Mill building in New Bedford, about 60 miles south of Boston. The project will convert the 114-year-old building into a 71-unit mixed-income housing development for adults 55 and older. The majority of the units (56) will be reserved for renters earning 60 percent or less of the area median income. Amenities will include a fitness center and a resident lounge. Completion is slated …

Waterford Property, CSCDA Buy Oceanaire Apartments in Long Beach for $120M, Plan Middle-Income Housing Conversion

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — A partnership between Waterford Property Co. and the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) has purchased Oceanaire, a multifamily property located at 150 W. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach. Waterford, as property administrator, acquired the property with CSCDA for $120 million.The partnership plans to convert the 216-unit property into middle-income housing, with the acquisition being part of a workforce housing financing program CSCDA created in …

Chelsea Investment, Sudberry Properties Open $155M Affordable Housing Development at Civita in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Chelsea Investment Corp. and Sudberry Properties have opened Siena affordable apartments for seniors and Stylus affordable apartments for families in Civita urban village, located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. The adjacent properties are located on Russell Park Way between Civita Boulevard and Friars Road.The $155 million project is one of the largest new affordable housing projects in San Diego County and brings the total of affordable apartments in Civita to 456. …

Community Solutions, Partners for Home Purchase Atlanta Apartment Community for New Veteran Homelessness Project

ATLANTA — Community Solutions and Atlanta-based Partners for Home have purchased Centra Villa, a 132-unit apartment building in Atlanta that will be reimagined to provide affordable housing for veterans experiencing homelessness. The project is expected to cost $12 million.Located at 1717 Centra Villa Drive SW, Centra Villa is situated 2.8 miles from the Fort McPherson Veteran Affairs Clinic, providing its tenants with close access to medical services and other community resources, …

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