Grand Opening Celebration, November 2, 2018

Van Buren Senior Housing

Update, March 9, 2017: The Van Buren Senior Housing Apartment Project, an apartment project for extremely low, very low and low-income seniors, will require the removal of three buildings at 637, 651 and 669 Van Buren Street and the removal of 26 parking spaces that are currently accessed from the El Cuartel parking lot. Work to prepare the buildings for demolition is anticipated to begin March 13, 2017. Construction of the project is expected to take 10 to 12 months.

During construction of the project, it is expected that the availability of some on-street parking spaces in the 600 Block of Van Buren Street will be limited. The Van Buren Senior Housing Project is being developed on City owned land and will provide 18 brand new,  very much needed affordable rental housing  units for seniors.

Van Buren Senior HousingBackground
The City of Monterey Housing and Property Management Office prepared a concept design for a senior affordable housing project. In 2002, the City purchased adjacent properties totaling 20,954 square feet (0.48 acres) located on the east side of Van Buren Street south of Madison Street (APNs 001-512-003-000, 001-512-004-000, 001-512-016-000, 001-512-006-000, 001-512-007-000, and a portion of 001-512-018-000) with funding provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The property contains a portion of a City parking lot and three single-family dwellings (one currently being used as a City office), which have been determined to have no historic value and will be demolished.The project area is bounded by Van Buren Street to the west; the Monterey City Hall Annex to the east; Madison Street to the north; and a residence and the Monterey High School parcel to the south in the City of Monterey. The design process will involve the surrounding residential neighborhood to ensure that the resulting design is compatible with the neighborhood.

Public Meetings, Workshops and Outreach

Planning Commission Meeting
April 28, 2015
Architectural Review Committee Meeting
April 1, 2015
Community Meeting #1
April 25, 2013
Community Meeting # 2
May 16, 2013
Planning Commission & Architectural Review Committee Joint Meeting
June 11, 2013
The Community Meetings will be held from 7 PM - 9 PM in the Orca Conference Room, located at 735 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940.

For more information, questions or comments about the Van Buren Senior Affordable Housing Project, please contact:
Elizabeth Caraker
Housing & Community Development Manager
(831) 646-3473