Rendering of phase 1 of Eagles Landing affordable housing project provided by FormGrey Studio.
With the help of a $39.4 million award from a state initiative, developers of a 126-unit affordable housing project in north Carson are moving forward.
According to a Dec. 5 news release issued by Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office, the Reno-based Northern Nevada Community Housing Resource Board was awarded $39.4 million for the Eagles Landing project in Carson City as part of the $500 million Home Means Nevada initiative.
The initiative was started by the governor in April and uses federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The award will cover four phases of the apartment complex, which is located at the intersection of Roop Street and Northridge Drive.
“During the Nevada Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee meeting in October, lawmakers approved the final $250 million to fully fund the program, allowing the Nevada Housing Division to allocate more funding to awardees,” the release stated.
The Carson City Planning Commission approved a special use permit for the project in April. According to planning staff, the project will consist of four apartment buildings on two parcels totaling approximately 4.73 acres, which are zoned retail commercial. One condition of approval was the project be deed-restricted for 50 years as affordable housing.
Map of the project location provided by Carson City Community Development.
On Dec. 7, Matthew Fleming, executive director of Northern Nevada Community Housing, told the Appeal construction of the first phase could begin in summer 2023. He said the nonprofit organization owns the property, will develop the property and will manage the project.
“Our development team is tight, all local, and we care very much about our community. We care about Nevada, and we care about Carson,” he said.
Fleming said there will be two tenant waiting lists in the future, one for the general population depending on income level, and one for veterans. He said the latter group will get the first opportunity. Thirty of the 126 units will be designated for disabled veterans and will include integrated social services.
Fleming pointed to a prior affordable housing project the group constructed in north Carson called Valley Springs. He said two years ago, the need for the project was so high they “couldn’t develop fast enough.”
“This thing is shovel ready,” he said of the new project.
The news comes on the heels of another affordable housing complex by a different developer. Expected to be completed by the end of 2023, Sierra Flats off Butti Way will offer 160 dwelling units.
For information about Northern Nevada Community Housing, visit nnch.org.