HTG, AM Affordable Housing Begin Construction on $37.4M Seniors Housing Project in Bradenton, Florida

by John Nelson

BRADENTON, FLA. — Housing Trust Group (HTG) and AM Affordable Housing have closed on financing and begun construction of Astoria on 9th, a 120-unit affordable seniors housing community in the Tampa suburb of Bradenton. Development costs are estimated at $37.4 million. Located at 2116 9th St W, Astoria on 9th will be a five-story, mid-rise community offering a mix of one- and two-bedroom units reserved for income-qualifying residents over age 62 who earn at or below 22, 30 and 60 percent of area median income (AMI), with rents ranging from $356 to $1,165 per month. The property is scheduled to open in fall 2024 with leasing slated to begin in summer 2024.

Funding sources for Astoria on 9th include Fifth Third Bank, Capital One (via Freddie Mac), Bradenton CRA and Raymond James, as well as a State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL); a $713,400 National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) loan; and a $600,000 Extremely Low Income (ELI) loan. Due to market volatility, Florida Housing Finance Corp. released the Construction Housing Inflation Response Program (CHIRP), and the property was allocated an additional $4.3 million of SAIL.

The project team for Astoria on 9th includes general contractor Hennessy Construction Services engineering firm Hamilton Engineering & Surveying LLC and architecture from FK Architecture, a Fugleberg Koch Co.

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