Old Church Converting to Senior Housing
KFA partner Wade Killefer (snapped here with Thomas Safran & Associates chairman Thomas Safran and Clifford Beers Housing exec director Christian Ahumada) says the design will preserve the old stained-glass windows, in addition to the church's historic organ. The project will convert the 90-year-old Immanuel Church at 3215 E 3rd St in Long Beach into a three-story complex for seniors. The project will include 24 one-bedroom units with rents starting at about $450.
The $12.1M project will deliver in summer 2016 and was financed by low income housing credit equity from Union Bank, an infill grant, a HUD loan and money from Long Beach, among other sources. Amenities will include a community room, fitness center, and residents will have access to senior health and education programs.