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Senior Housing Vignettes

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This series of vignettes highlights California communities that established housing options for senior residents.  The vignettes offer a snapshot of the community before and after the project.

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Glendale Converts Vacant Lot Into Senior Housing

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The Community Before

The site that is now Heritage Park was a weed-covered vacant lot that previously contained multi-unit residences that were considered substandard and subject to numerous code compliance citations.

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San Francisco’s Mission Bay Makeover

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Mission Creek Before

Because of its Bay-front location close to the City’s financial district, Mission Bay was identified as a prime location for mixed-use redevelopment. The 303-acre Mission Bay area was previously a blighted industrial area, marked by vacant parcels and dilapidated and underused warehouse buildings.

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San Jose Uses Public-Private Partnership to Revitalize Neighborhood and Provide Senior Housing

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The Community Before

This site was home to outdated community buildings, two older parking lots and a municipal maintenance yard. The area was an eyesore for the residents, businesses, and visitors of one of the nation’s three Japantowns.

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Senior Housing Replaces Contaminated Rail Site in Livermore

The Community Before

This site was a vacant 10-acre parcel bordering the Union Pacific railroad line and was in need of environmental clean-up. Livermore had been looking for ways to provide affordable housing for its growing senior population.

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