New Downtown Housing Project Opens


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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, November 17, 2005

Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo is expected to help cut the ribbon at today’s opening ceremony for the Fremont Mews apartment development – a 119 unit complex near 15th and P Streets.

"And probably the key thing is that there are 49 affordable units in there for people that work downtown."

Paul Schmidt – executive director of the Capitol Area Redevelopment Authority – which helped spearhead the project – says the $24 Million complex will help fill a void in downtown housing by making affordable units available to low-income workers.

He says the stucco and steel complex has a uniquely urban look.

"Large windows, expanses of glass, hardwood floors, large balconies, you don’t find that in typical Downtown Sacramento housing so this is a first."

Schmidt says 31 of the 49 units for low-income families are already leased, an indication of the need for affordable housing in downtown Sacramento.