The redevelopment of Nevin Plaza, a public housing complex in Richmond, California, has begun under the direction of EAH Housing. D+H Construction, the project manager, pegs the development’s price tag at $37.9 million.
The new Nevin Plaza was designed by HKIT Architects, and PL Mak Inc. is in charge of managing construction, according to the developer. The first phase of the community is expected to be finished in 2024.
Nevin Plaza was constructed in 1973. It has 138 studio, one-, and two-bedroom units that are between 410 and 718 square feet in size. The building’s infrastructure and interior layout will both be improved throughout the refurbishment, along with new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Further, there will be new windows, baths, kitchens, flooring, and paint among the interior improvements.
There will be community rooms, outdoor courtyards, fresh landscaping, and public art installations by SLATE Art Consulting. In addition, laundry facilities, and a property management office will all be provided as common area amenities for both phases.
The property is close to numerous dining and shopping establishments along Macdonald Avenue, the Richmond Art Center, the City Hall, and a number of public transportation stops. One mile west lies the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.
Who benefits from the Nevin Plaza Redevelopment?
The project will be completed in two phases. Additionally, it will provide seniors and individuals with disabilities making 30 to 50 per cent of the area median income with affordable housing. In Phase One, a 138-unit building at 2400 Nevin Ave. will be upgraded. In Phase 2, 70 apartments will be built on a nearby parking lot at 319 25th St.
The California Municipal Finance Authority, acting as a trustee, issued bonds worth $51.7 million to be used in the project’s financing. In addition, the City of Richmond provided direct support of US$3.5 million under the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).