Affordable Luxury Living for 62 and Better Starts at $381 Per Month
The Magnolia At 9th Street Senior Apartments Ready For New Residents
“Ten of the senior apartments are two-bedroom units of 777 square feet; the remaining 109 one-bedroom apartments are 542 square feet. The Magnolia at 9th Street offers apartments that are very spacious and complete with upscale appointments.”(San Bernardino, CA) After four years of planning and one year of extensive rehabilitative work, the City of San Bernardino, Meta Housing Corp. and property manager – Western Seniors Housing announces that the Magnolia at 9th is now accepting applications for residency.
Offering a truly different level of comfort and quality living for seniors, The Magnolia at 9th is located in San Bernardino near the corner of 9th and Lugo Street. Having turned what was once a blighted apartment complex into 119 upscale, spacious, affordable apartments for adults’ age 62 and older, the community opened for occupancy in January 2014.
Following the great success of The Magnolia at Highland, The Magnolia at 9th is the second luxury affordable senior housing complex provided to San Bernardino residents by Meta Housing and Western Seniors Housing.
“The beautiful 119-unit complex includes 11 one- and two-story buildings on a 3.2-acre lot located at 181 East 9th Street,” said Meta Housing Corp. Vice President, Aaron Mandel. “The Magnolia at 9th offers apartments that are very spacious and complete with upscale appointments.”
As a leader in the senior housing industry, Western Seniors Housing, Inc., which manages Magnolia at 9th, is committed to raising the level of quality senior housing in the industry through thoughtful management programs geared toward maintaining a high level of satisfaction for the owners, operators and residents of senior apartment communities.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer beautiful, accessible, affordable luxury housing designed for senior citizens, with many amenities,” said Anthony Sandoval, President of Western Seniors Housing, about what the comforts and tranquil living conditions that the community has to offer seniors.
The Magnolia at 9th senior complex boasts a brand new 2,500 square foot community room where residents may enjoy relaxation and companionship amongst themselves or their guests.
Some of the improvements made to the complex include all-new energy-efficient windows, metal entrance doors to each unit including weather stripping, reroofing of all buildings, painting of all interior and exterior surfaces, installation of new cabinets and appliances, window treatments, new countertops, water heaters, updated air conditioning and heating units, updated, carports, cable TV and building wiring.
Security features include new nine foot wrought iron perimeter fencing, gated access to the property, security gates at each building, extensive building and site lighting, and video cameras throughout the property.
The senior apartments are also close to medical centers, parks, shopping and dining and many of the services that seniors regularly need and enjoy.
The new wrought iron perimeter fencing and block walls with lush landscaping, including Magnolia trees, make The Magnolia 9th Street an attractive and appealing oasis of well-being and comfort. The elevator will provide residents greater accessibility and mobility throughout the complex. The entrance will be locked at all times, with access restricted to tenants with keys.
The manager’s unit will face the entrance, allowing the manager to conveniently observe the building’s entrance/exit.
“This senior housing community represents several years of dedication and hard work,” said San Bernardino City Councilmember Virginia Marquez. “The City of San Bernardino remains committed to the revitalization of the City Center for our residents, particularly seniors.”
In addition to the age requirement, those interested in becoming a resident must meet the maximum allowable income, which for a single person household means no more than $25,685 a year. A two person household can earn up to $29,370 a year, with a family of three earning as much as $33,055 a year.
The completion of this project also helps the City of San Bernardino deliver more quality affordable senior housing units. San Bernardino is approximately 1,000 units short and these 119 units help meet that state requirement.
The $21 million project also comes with exceptional programs for seniors and a sustainable design using “green building” principles designed to exceed existing energy efficiency by more than one-third. The City of San Bernardino is a partner in the project contributing $7 million in housing funds.
Ten units are reserved for seniors and veterans who may be high-utilizers of health services, and seniors in danger of losing their homes are also eligible for special placements depending on income and availability.
For outdoor lovers, there is an outdoor patio area with shade trees, tranquil fountains in a park-like setting, barbecue grills, swimming pool, including new bathrooms and showers, a spa, cabana and sauna, and multiple areas for relaxed seating; all which enhance the exterior of the community.
For residents who prefer to participate in activities indoors, there is a computer center, fitness center and also a clubhouse offering resident programs through EngAGE, a nonprofit organization that helps turn affordable senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity by redefining and transforming the perception and process of aging.
“By partnering with an organization like EngAGE, we are supplying seniors with activities that help them maintain a healthier and happier lifestyle. Providing them with opportunities to stay connected and active is essential,” said Mandel.
For example, in the computer lab, seniors who have never used a computer before can learn how to keep in-touch and interact with their children and grandkids.
“We are thrilled to be able to deliver this beautiful senior housing project to San Bernardino,” said Mandel. “We are accepting now applications for occupancy and rents range from $381 to $796 a month depending on income and availability.”
Seniors are moving in now.
Mandel added that Meta Housing Corp. is also very excited and hopeful about the possibility to develop other similar projects in the city and thus provide even more seniors with affordable luxurious accommodations.
As such, Meta Housing Corp. formalized commitments with the City of San Bernardino and its lenders to remain affordable for the next 55 years, thus ensuring that that today’s and future seniors will be very well taken care of.
“Overall, above and beyond the technology, amenities and structure itself, seniors will find a restful place they can come to call home and their families can rest assured that their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are enjoying their senior years in comfort and good company,” said Mandel.
“We are very excited to bring another great senior apartment complex to San Bernardino and the region,” said Mandel. “We look forward to delivering more quality, affordable multi-family housing projects in partnerships with the county and cities in the next few years.”
The developer for this project is Meta Housing Corporation. The general contractor is Optimus Construction and the architect is Ken Stockton. Western Seniors Housing provides property management and Engage delivers senior citizen fun and programs.
For more information or to reserve a spot call the Magnolia at 9th Street Senior Apartments at 909-726-0322.
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-end-WSR-PR-301.4 Magnolia at 9th For more information call Carl M. Dameron @ 909-534-9500
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