Sunflower Hill Livermore Announcement
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Monday, October 7, 2019
JOINT PRESS RELEASE FROM SUNFLOWER HILL AND MIDPEN HOUSING
Partnership between Sunflower Hill and MidPen Housing Amicably Ends
Affordable Housing Community in Livermore to Move Forward
Sunflower Hill and MidPen Housing have made the decision to amicably end their partnership and joint development of the former Layton property on First Street, known as Sunflower Hill Livermore. The project was approved by the Livermore City Council in March 2017 and designed to provide 44 affordable housing units for individuals with special needs, in a residential environment akin to senior living.
MidPen Housing, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing developers, plans to retain the property and develop it as affordable housing with apartment homes specifically designated for individuals with special needs.
MidPen Housing is committed to developing, managing, and operating the planned affordable housing community pursuant to the approved design and for the originally intended population: developmentally disabled adults. MidPen will work with the City of Livermore to secure the financing necessary for the project to commence construction in 2020.
“We look forward to working with the City of Livermore and the Pulte Estate Neighbors on the development of this affordable housing community located on a special site,” said Jan Lindenthal, Chief Real Estate Development Officer for MidPen Housing “We will continue to honor the historic significance of this property, built by Robert Schenone, the grandson of Robert Livermore.”
Sunflower Hill will continue to identify appropriate opportunities to develop residential communities for more than 2000 individuals with special needs in the Tri-Valley who need safe, secure and affordable housing such as the Sunflower Hill community at Irby Ranch, currently under construction.
“We are grateful to all who supported the vision for Sunflower Hill Livermore,” said Edie Nehls, Sunflower Hill’s Executive Director. “We remain committed to developing housing opportunities and continue to work closely with our local cities, neighbors and community leaders in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.”