CHICO — Two new affordable housing projects called the Oak Park Family Apartments and the Oak Park Senior Apartments are planned for development at 2805 Cohasset Road.
The housing projects will be developed by Domus Development in an in-fill area planned for affordable housing by Butte County after the Camp Fire in 2018.
Butte County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Casey Hatcher said the Oak Park Family and Senior projects are part of the state’s multifamily housing project and will be funded in part with $19,161,032 in disaster relief grant funds. The two projects are estimated to cost $47,141,000 total.
“The whole goal is to build affordable multifamily housing because of the devastating loss of housing after the Camp Fire,” Hatcher said.
The project itself was submitted Oct. 5, 2021 and an environmental review report was published Aug. 2. Public comments on the environmental review will be open until 5 pm Aug. 18 and can be mailed to 25 County Center Drive, Suite 213, Oroville or emailed to [email protected]
The senior apartments will supply 18 studio units and 42 one-bedroom units while the family apartments will supply 38 one-bedroom units, 19 two-bedroom units and 19 three-bedroom units.
As a requirement of its designation as affordable housing, the units will only be available to households earning less than 60% of the area’s median income depending on family size. Eight units in the senior apartments and eight units in the family apartments will only be available to extremely-low income households earning less than 30% of the area’s median income.
Income limits may be viewed at https://www.hcd.ca.gov/income-limits.
Hatcher said if the environmental assessment report has been completed after public review, the site’s developers will need to secure the rest of the project’s funding before it is given a notice to proceed, allowing them to begin construction.