Hunt Capital Partners Arranges LIHTC Financing for $34.4M Seniors Housing Development in Wisconsin

by Kristin Harlow

FITCHBURG, WIS. — Hunt Capital Partners, in collaboration with Plesko Properties LLC, has arranged federal and state low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity financing for the construction of Fitchburg Senior Apartments. Located in the Madison suburb of Fitchburg, the community will feature 160 affordable housing units for seniors who are age 55 and older. Units will be restricted to households who earn up to 80 percent of the area median income. The development team broke ground on Fitchburg Senior Apartments in March. The four-story community will provide 80 one-bedroom units and 80 two-bedroom units upon completion, which is slated for July 2020.

The total development cost for Fitchburg Senior Apartments is $34.4 million. The development team was awarded $15 million in federal and state LIHTCs. Hunt Capital Partners facilitated the federal tax credits through its multi-investor fund, Hunt Capital Partners Tax Credit Fund 27. Advantage Capital purchased the state LIHTC credits through Fund 27 as well.  The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) provided $23 million in taxable and tax-exempt construction and permanent financing and $1.5 million in soft financing.

Plesko Properties, the project developer, selected Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP as the project consultant.  Stevens Construction Corp. is the general contractor. JLA Architects is the project architect, and Oakbrook Corp. is the property management agent.

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