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Riverbank Aids Senior Complex
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Riverbank is planning to help develop a 20-unit seniors' complex on 2.11 acres at 3101 Orange Street overlooking the Stanislaus River, with a 4-0 vote of the council to move forward with the project.

The proposed development was on the city council's agenda Monday night for a resolution to rezone and submit a $4 million grant application for a HOME investment partnership program.

The applicant, Pacific West Communities/TK Development, will apply for HOME funds to provide affordable housing for seniors of 55 and over with a monthly income equal to or less than 60 percent of the county's median income, said Economic Development and Housing Director Tim Ogden in his memo to council members.

If awarded, the city will receive the administration funds approximating $50,000. In addition the applicant has agreed to contribute $100,000 to the city's general fund to be allocated for construction of a community senior center at the Scout Hall site on High Street.

Pacific West Communities proposes to contain the 20 units within two two-story buildings that will also contain laundry rooms, an elevator and community room/office.

The project would include a new parking lot, landscaping, lighting, covered picnic/barbecue area, hot tub and gazebo.

The site is bordered by First Street to the west, Orange Street to the south, existing development to the east and the Stanislaus River to the north.

Existing landmark trees on the site will be preserved and a nature path open to the public built around the edge of the site to preserve the public's view of the river.

Pacific West proposes the site be gated to preserve the privacy and security of its senior residents. Associate Planner Emily Pino said a gated project will not impair connections to surrounding areas due to the site's location.