Pacific Crest Affordable Housing Looks to Build IronHorse Lodge

Bend-based developer of housing for low-income seniors, Pacific Crest Affordable Housing is poised to bring their next environmentally-conscious building to Prineville. The IronHorse Lodge will be completed in two phases and rest within Brooks Resources’ mixed-use planned community, IronHorse, in Crook County.

Each built phase will be a 26-unit building. The buildings will be modeled after their award-winning Little Deschutes Lodge II in La Pine.

The building will serve residents 55 years old and older with household incomes at or below 60 percent of area median income. Median income for Crook County, based on United States Census information from 2008 to 2012, is $40,263. Oregon’s median income is $50,036. The apartments will be divided into categories for those below 30 percent, 40 percent, and 50 percent, as well as 60 percent of area median Income.

The complex will include one and two-bedroom units, common areas, and raised bed-gardens. As with their previous projects, Pacific Crest will adhere to green building standards which will result in buildings that are highly efficient with low utility costs.

The project will utilize three different renewable energy systems, thus allowing Pacific Crest to include utilities in rents and keep their overall costs down. System possibilities include solar photovoltaic (PV) system, a solar thermal system and a geothermal cooling and heating system.

Pacific Crest Affordable Housing has garnered much attention and solidified its standing amongst national low-income housing developers. Their resume includes La Pine’s Little Deschutes Lodge I & II, both 26 unit buildings. In Bend, their Laurel Park Lodge, on Century Drive, houses 54 units and their Discovery Lodge, in Brooks Resources’ NorthWest Crossing, has 53 units.

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Update on the Crook County School District Elementary School Project in IronHorse, Spring 2014

School_earthwork.jpgWork is currently underway in IronHorse preparing the site for the future elementary school and the new road extensions.

Construction of the road improvements to Whistle Way and Combs Flat are imminent. On-site construction preparation and road construction will be complete by June 2014, with construction of the school starting shortly thereafter.

school_elevation.jpgWe are excited to partner with the Crook County School District to build these roads and facilitate construction of the new elementary school, which is scheduled to open Fall 2015.