Steamboat by Vintage is finally opening after breaking ground a little over a year ago. City officials are hoping this new housing development will provide some relief, to working families struggling to keep up with rising rent costs.
Steamboat by Vintage is finally opening after breaking ground a little over a year ago.
City officials are hoping this new housing development will provide some relief to working families struggling to keep up with rising rent costs.
The complex is just off of Virginia Street near the Summit Mall... Past the roundabout at Geiger Grade and Veterans Parkway.
Rents top out at a little over $1,100 a month for a three bedroom, and they go down from there.
To qualify tenants need to make at or below 60 percent of the median income for the area.
Residents will have access to a large range of amenities once the property is done being built.
"We have a 24 hour fitness center, a playground, a walking trail throughout the property, a basketball court. So really amenities spread throughout the property," says Jim Zaccheo one of the property developers.
He says they plan to have a new building up and running each month, and residents have already started to move in.
"A lot of these families have been living two to three families to an apartment, and now they can afford something of their own. We had a lady come in the other day with tears in her eyes, saying this is the nicest place she has ever lived," says Zaccheo.
City officials say they know affordable housing in Reno is a problem. They want to hear from individuals that face this struggle every month when rent is due.
"We also just set up a tenants rights ward at the City of Reno. We're all making appointments to that ward and that's a place where people can go and come and discuss challenges that they are having," says Vice Mayor Naomi Duerr.
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2019 MFE Awards, Affordable Senior, Grand: Vintage at the Crossings
High-tech companies moving into Reno, Nev., have boosted job growth and made it one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. But it has also caused housing and rental prices to double in the past several years, affecting seniors on limited fixed incomes.
Humphreys and Partners Architects designed the development and its amenities to cater to the senior residents, including those with disabilities. All of the units are either ADA and Fair Housing Act compliant or adaptable, with three large elevators, wide hallways, and roll-in showers designed to allow aging in place.
The four-story building features a gathering room with a community kitchen and dining area, a fitness facility, a computer center, an arts and crafts room, a cinema room, a library, and a private event space that residents can use for family gatherings. Outdoor spaces include accessible paths that connect to the community barbecue area, a large community garden area with planting beds and irrigation, outdoor seating areas, and a bocce court.
The development team also prioritized energy efficiency and went above and beyond what is required by state and local standards for market-rate housing, providing utility savings for the senior residents. It has an overall energy-efficient rating equivalent to Energy Star 3.1 or greater, with Energy Star appliances and windows, auto-motion sensors throughout, and a highly efficient heating and cooling system.
The project received support from the city, county, and state. The city of Reno expedited the approval and permit process and allocated bond cap, while Washoe County allocated HOME funds, and the Nevada Housing Division allocated 4% low-income housing tax credits, bond cap, and gap funding.