Q&A Tuesday: Senior housing project progressing

Chad Lundquist/Nevada Appeal Janice McIntosh is director of the Carson City Senior Citizens Center.

Chad Lundquist/Nevada Appeal Janice McIntosh is director of the Carson City Senior Citizens Center.

Janice McIntosh, director of the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, recently spoke about Autumn Village, a low-income senior housing project.

How far along is the Autumn Village I project?

The project is slated to be completed by November/December.

How many apartments are there in Autumn Village I, and how many have been filled?

There are 47 total apartments - one for the manager and 46 for seniors. All units in this complex have been assigned to individuals on the waiting list. Rental contracts won't be signed until the fall.

What amenities are available to residents?

One- or two-bedroom units, large refrigerator, self-cleaning stove, microwave, dishwasher, picnic area, one covered parking unit per apartment.

A patio or balcony with exterior storage is available, two ceiling fans in each unit, air conditioning, exterior lighting, computer/study room with Internet in community room, washing machines and dryers available on each floor.

Elevator/stairs are available for easy access to all three levels of the complex.

Property adjacent to Autumn Village I may become available for second complex. How and when will this happen?

Carson City is in the process of negotiating the purchase of the Rehabilitation Hospital from Carson-Tahoe Hospital along with the property east of the rehab hospital.

When the agreement is reached, it will be announced to the public. City officials have said the bottom of the building will be used for offices and the top floor will be used by Community Counseling.

Who should the public contact for information regarding Autumn Village I?

They should contact Somerset Pacific at the toll-free number 1-866-925-7368.

What about availability?

Even though it looks like Autumn Village I is filled, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't apply for housing. Applicants' situations change and vacancies occur.

Get your name on the list if you are interested. This is a great project especially since it will be right next to the senior center.

Editor's note: Autumn Village Phase II is seeking necessary permits from Carson City. Specific approvals for the low-income senior apartment complex will likely go before the planning commission in November. Carson City supervisors agreed in August to buy the rehabilitation center for $4.5 million.


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