Del Rio: 56-unit seniors housing community proposed by Austin developer
Feature Illustration: Schematic concept of the two-story Type 3 building in the architectural plans of Mountain View Villas, an affordable senior housing project.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Del Río (Val Verde) – A 56 unit affordable seniors housing community is being offered by an Austin real estate development company seeking a state tax credit.
The project, Villas with mountain views, would be new dwellings reserved for people aged 55 and over. The proposed site is 6.82 acres of undeveloped rectangular land facing Dodson Avenue just southeast of Garner Drive.
The development will consist of six residential buildings, all one storey. There would also be a two-story building with an elevator. The mix of units on offer includes 24 one-bedroom and 32 two-bedroom rooms, all with the energy efficient systems needed to achieve an Energy Star rating for multi-family homes.
According to the Conceptual Site Plan, residents would have 112 parking spaces in surface parking lots spaced along the private driveway.
There are three types of residential buildings. Including the pavilion (3,485 ft²) and a maintenance building, the estimated gross area is 64,907 ft².
Designs will include green building features such as low-flow toilets and faucets, energy-efficient windows, energy-efficient appliances, low-VOC paints and adhesives, and eco-friendly landscaping.
All apartment homes will have faux wood floors, carpeted floors in bedrooms, granite countertops, full-size washer-dryer connections, walk-in closets with built-in shelving, and energy-efficient ceiling fans in the living room and bathroom. bedroom. There will be cable, phone and internet connections in the living room and each bedroom.
The property will include a range of common amenities, such as a large clubhouse with a high-end business center, a fitness center, a community room with kitchen, a mail kiosk, as well as a complex style swimming pool, various gazebos and barbecue areas, dog park, area, fully fenced covered parking with secure access.
The developer, Realtex Development Company, has applied for a competitive 9% low-income housing tax credit for the fiscal 2021 application cycle from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. They should receive a response by the end of July.
The cost of site work and construction has a preliminary estimate of $ 4,873,350. Total development costs were in the order of $ 12 million.
Realtex Development controls the project via a subsidiary, Mountain View Villas Development LLC. Their project team includes Construction des Nations SARL as a general contractor, and Northfield Design and Associates as an architect.