Harbour View Senior Apartments Grand Opening

RICHMOND, Calif. – On Monday, January 25th, 2016, The Pacific Companies and Central Valley Coalition for Affordable Housing celebrated the grand opening of the Harbour View Senior Apartments with a ceremonial ribbon cutting led by Tom Butt, Mayor of Richmond. A special thank you to those who spoke on behalf of the city, Mayor Butt, City Council Members Vinay Pimplé and Jovanka Beckles, and Tim Jones of the Richmond Housing Authority; From the development team, Alexis Gevorgian of AMG and Associates, Bruce Lofgren of Mechanics Bank; and residents of Harbour View Senior Apartments, Clarence Malbrough and John Apperson. "We need to continue to bring in projects of this quality," said Mayor Tom Butt at the Harbour View Apartments grand opening. "Having 62 new, affordable senior housing units located near key amenities and directly on the Richmond Greenway is an excellent and needed addition to the neighborhood. I hope this is the first of many occasions like this in the near future."

Upon completion, Harbour View Senior Apartments holds 50 one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom units (including a manager’s unit). The project also includes a community room with kitchen, laundry facilities, energy efficient appliances, reading lounges, craft and fitness rooms, and a spacious outdoor community garden area. With a gated entry and a full video surveillance system, the residents can feel secure while still living independently. “We are very pleased to be able to bring 62 units of new, high quality affordable housing to Richmond’s senior community and we are grateful for all of the City’s staff and elected leaders help to make this possible,” said Caleb Roope, CEO of The Pacific Companies. 

Harbour View Senior Apartments will focus on seniors earning up to 50% and 60% of the area median income for Contra Costa County. It will also help in the housing of former residents of the Hacienda Complex, which was ordered in March of 2014 to be demolished due to substandard living conditions. With the completion of the Harbour View Senior Apartments, 33 residents of Hacienda Complex were able to move into brand new homes.

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