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Good news for Pleasanton's low-income seniors

Original post made on Nov 1, 2013

There's good news for low-income seniors living in the aging Kottinger Place and Pleasanton Gardens homes off Kottinger Drive.

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Posted by Marlene
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Nov 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

This is why I moved to Pleasanton in 1987 from Fremont. The city takes care of it's seniors. Although I am considered a senior now at 66 I still consider myself young. I have a step father in the Parkview (assited living) for the past 6+ years that just turned 100 and my new mother in law just moved to Ridge View Commons (low income independent living) last June (88 years old). I know that these two facilities are on Pleasanton land. Both are very happy in their facilities and are very convient for us to see them frequently. Good job Pleasanton!

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Posted by wellwomanRN
a resident of Pleasanton Village
on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Kottinger Place - Pleasanton Gardens = Kottinger Gardens,

Hi, I my be interested in moving into a one bedroom if available. How long they think the renovations will take and when will you be giving out application.

I am a low-income senior on a very tight budget and wondering what anticipated rents will be and when will applications.

Thank you,

Audrey lubow altyz@aok,com

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Sixty Million? To build 185 Senior units? And more than $50,000,000 is coming from a private developer? And these are to remain "affordable" units for Seniors? I'm not sure that math makes sense...

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Posted by Jill
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Jack, you are right, that does not sound right. That is $339,500 cost per apartment, and the land is free. Something does not add up here. Some of the people in the units now are paying rent around $100-$200 per month for their units. It is going to take a lot of subsidies to keep it that low-income. The private developer needs to make a profit somehow and I do not see how the math works. I guess this is brought to us by the same group that built the bathroom in the downtown park for $300,000.

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Posted by Smiley Face
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Ask not what your city can do for you but what YOU can do for your city!