BRIDGE and Cornelius Herald Grand Opening of Senior Affordable Housing and Public Library

CORNELIUS, OR, March 30, 2019—Together with a host of partners, the City of Cornelius, BRIDGE Housing and Bienestar are celebrating the grand opening of Cornelius Place today at 1370 N. Adair Street, Cornelius.

The program will start at 10 am, with festivities and tours taking place until 2 pm.

The mixed-use development houses the expanded Cornelius Public Library, including much-needed community convening space, a YMCA center, and 45 affordable apartments for adults age 55 and older. The new library provides a variety of services to support children, families, and seniors, including pre-reading and early education programs, student success programs and adult education.

The residential component of Cornelius Place includes two floors of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors with household incomes of up to 50-60 percent of Area Median Income (AMI). Eleven of the apartments utilize project-based Section 8 vouchers, thereby allowing the property to serve people at a deeper affordability level, with those residents paying no more than 30% of their income in rent.

“A public library enriches the community, and co-locating the new library with affordable homes is a win-win proposition,” said Cynthia Parker, President and CEO of BRIDGE Housing. “We are honored to have partnered on the creation of a wonderful place to live, where seniors will be able to age in place and continue to contribute to the community for years to come.”

The architect is Scott|Edwards Architecture, and the general contractor is Walsh Construction. Financial partners for Cornelius Place include Oregon Housing and Community Services, Metro, Washington County, Housing Authority of Washington County, City of Cornelius, Enterprise Community Investment, Heritage Bank, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, State of Oregon, State of Oregon Department of Administrative Services, The Community Housing Fund, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For more information about Cornelius Place, visit www.bridgehousing.com/properties/cplace/. Learn more about BRIDGE Housing at www.bridgehousing.com

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