Over the course of the next several newsletters, we will introduce you, or in some cases, re-introduce you, to one of our apartment communities in greater depth.
GGI was founded in Shreveport, LA in 1981, building residential and commercial buildings. In 1989, it expanded its operations to Las Vegas, NV. By the mid-90’s, GGI recognized the need for quality senior affordable housing, and began developing and building apartments for this segment of the population. Today, GGI has built over 1,000 units, representing our commitment to creating a better life for low-income seniors in Southern Nevada.
One of the early projects we developed and built was Sunrise Senior Village, sister property to McKnight Senior Village, now undergoing a rehab effort.
Developed and built in 1997/8, Sunrise is located at 571 North 30th Street, just north of downtown Las Vegas. The community includes 90 one-bedroom cottage-style, single-story apartments. Designed by G.C. Wallace, this style of residence represents the look and feel of a smaller home, which many seniors enjoy. Through the years, we have incorporated more green features, including water conserving desert landscaping.
The property has a community clubhouse building used for social activities and events, health screenings, food distribution. An on-site resident manager works with our non-profit partner, Silver State Housing, to bring numerous supportive services to our residents.
Sunrise Senior Village received an allocation of over $500,000 in tax credits by the Nevada Housing Division in 1996. Construction began on the 4.6 acre site in 1997 and the property was placed in service in November 1998.
The property is in very close proximity to shopping centers that include retail, grocery shopping, pharmacy, banking, health care, restaurants, post office, public transportation and a neighborhood Starbuck’s. Within a 1/2 mile is Freedom Park, a Clark County Parks and Recreation facility.
Sunrise Senior Village continues to be a successful community with stable occupancy, a peaceful and cheerful home to our senior residents.