At Santa Barbara Palms, 72 units of affordable senior rental housing began construction in April 2011, the first phase of a 114 unit community. Configured with two-bedroom units of 978 square feet, this new complex adds much needed affordable housing to the east side of the Las Vegas Valley, at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Santa Barbara Street, just west of the US 95/515 Highway. The site is located in a mature neighborhood where area residents can age-in-place. Retail, banking, grocery shopping, medical offices and public transportation are all close at hand.
Santa Barbara Palms includes an over 8,000 square foot recreational clubhouse with full kitchen, media/library room, computer/business center, wellness room, laundry rooms, crafts room, billiards room, solar-heated outdoor pool, spa, and fitness center.
The new 3-story building has elevator access, and units are configured as two-bedroom floor plans, with washer/dryer hook-up, and hook-up for broadband internet access. There are balconies, or patios (on the first floor) with exterior storage. The entire building has ENERGY STAR conservation and green building features throughout, including the use of low or no VOC compounds, tankless hot water heaters, triple pane low E windows, as well as the installation of photovoltaic that offset energy demand.
This project won National Association of Home Builder’s BEST OF 50+ HOUSING Gold Achievement Award for “On-the Boards” Affordable Rental Category in 2008