The two-phase project to rehabilitate the Nevin Plaza affordable housing complex adjacent to the Richmond Civic Center has commenced, Richmond City Manager Shasa Curl announced at the City Council meeting Tuesday.
The city is working with EAH Housing to host a kickoff event and celebration for the rehab project on May 19 at 11 a.m., Curl said.
The first phase will completely rehab the existing building, targeting zero net energy efficiency, modernizing all 138 units and providing additional office space for service providers. The first phase was estimated to cost about $65.5 million and is slated to last 18 months to two years, city staff reported last year.
Phase II will occur on the vacant lot adjacent to the existing building, where a new building with 70- 85 units will be constructed. Both projects will continue to be for seniors and the disabled.
The goal is to improve the quality of living conditions for Nevin Plaza residents, Curl said.
“It’s been a significant undertaking and this is right on the heels of [Hacienda Heights] being finished,” Curl said, adding, “Just really appreciative of the council’s support and for the city staff who have kept these projects moving forward with a great deal of momentum.”