Project: Willow Housing Veterans Apartments
Address: 605 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (map)
Owner: Willow Housing, LP
Developer: Core Affordable Housing, LLC
Architect: VTBS Architects
Construction Cost: $11,700,000
Completion Date: December 2015
Willow Housing will provide affordable, high-quality housing for homeless and at-risk Veterans, in close proximity to healthcare. In-house supportive services will promote wellness, vocational training, self-sufficiency and self-determination. A key priority in the design of the site is to coordinate with the surrounding development patterns and the design standards of the City of Menlo Park, as well as the Veterans Administration hospital’s historic buildings.
The site design preserves mature heritage oak trees and includes serene outdoor recreation space for residents. The land is made available through the Department of Veterans Affairs BURR Initiative, which contributes underutilized land and building assets toward the goal of ending Veteran homelessness.
Financing will be provided by the City of Menlo Park, County of San Mateo, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee’s Federal and State LIHTC programs.