Construction set to begin on latest affordable housing site in Davis By Anne Ternus-Bellamy
Seven years after the grand opening of César Chávez Plaza — the highly regarded affordable housing complex on Olive Drive — construction is expected to begin next month on the city’s latest affordable housing project.
Creekside, on Fifth Street in Mace Ranch, will provide 90 units (and 99 beds in all) for residents earning 25 to 60 percent of the area’s median income.
Like Cesar Chavez Plaza, the Creekside project is a partnership between Neighborhood Partners LLC, and Davis Community Meals. The latter agency will provide an on-site service coordinator at Creekside to connect residents to needed services — a necessity given that 22 units in the complex will be home to individuals with disabilities and 40 percent of all units will be reserved for individuals earning 25 percent of the area’s median income.