The New Rose Gardens
It was standing room only for the dedication and ribbon cutting for Las Vegas’ newest affordable apartment complex, Rose Gardens on Jan. 25th. The new 120-unit senior housing development is operated by Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority and built and managed by Nevada HAND.
Remarks were given by several of the partner agencies that made the new development possible. Speakers included Mike Mullin, Founder and CEO of Nevada HAND; Chad Williams, Executive Director of Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority; Scott Black, Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Commissioner and City of North Las Vegas Councilman; Lawrence Weekly, Clark County Commissioner and Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Commissioner; Jacob LaRow, Nevada Housing Division Deputy Administrator; and Jim Haye, Neighborhood Services Coordinator for the City of North Las Vegas. Additionally, Robert Love, resident of Rose Gardens shared how special it felt to move into the new apartment. The event emcee was Mark Olson, chairman of the Board of Directors for Nevada HAND.
The new development broke ground 14 months ago and replaces the old Rose Gardens that sits across the street in North Las Vegas. Current residents were given the opportunity to move into the brand-new property if they so desired. The majority of the residents opted to move into the new four-story building with numerous amenities.
The community is comprised of spacious, energy-efficient one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Residents were asked their opinion about features they would like to see for the new complex. Residents expressed a desire to have outdoor access, which includes balconies for every unit. The building also includes spacious patios off of the common areas.
Other amenities include community rooms, a computer lab with brand new computers, a fitness room, billiards room, a library with plenty of books to read on the patio or indoors, courtyards with picnic areas, a dog park and an on-site coordinator. The building also includes a classroom for instructors to come on-site and teach training classes.
In addition to the Nevada Housing Division, other partners made the new development possible, including Citi Community Capital, City National Bank, City of North Las Vegas, Clark County, Enterprise Community Partners, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, PAZ Design Group, Praxis Consulting Group and EJP Consulting Group.
Source:Nevada Housing Division