The Nogales Community Development Corp. and Gorman & Co. partnered to bring seniors housing to a key site in downtown Nogales, Ariz.
The development removes severe blight and replaces the Bowman and DeAnza buildings, which were originally built in the early 1900s and had been vacant for decades. The development team was able to preserve the historic facade of the Bowman building, while the rest of the building as well as the DeAnza building were demolished.
Bowman Senior Residences includes 48 one-bedroom units, with 28 serving residents earning between 50% and 60% of the area median income. The remaining units have project-based rental assistance, with residents paying rents at 30% of their income.
The building is fully accessible to seniors, including those with disabilities, and has a secure single-access point with an elevator and closed-circuit video monitoring. The ground floor features a laundry room, a fitness center, a computer lab, a kitchen and a community room, a library, and a lounge. Free wireless Internet also is offered throughout the development.