This 12-story mixed-use building at 626 I Street will soon start receiving a needed renovation in an effort to bring the property up to current market standards making it ready for occupancy by extremely low income elderly persons. Constructed in 1975 for the Housing Authority, the first three floors are office/commercial, while floors four through 12 provided 108 housing units for elderly and/or disabled families. Over the years, reduced federal funding and insufficient annual public housing capital funds delayed the renovation of major systems including roof, plumbing, electrical and asbestos abatement.
The scope of work will include roof repair, window and window wall system replacement, water penetration prevention measures, building sealants, replacement of utility infrastructure (water, sewer, storm drain, and natural gas), and new electrical and mechanical systems. The project when completed will consist of 108 units for occupancy by extremely low income elderly persons in September 2012. No start date for renovations has been given yet.