Wingate Companies celebrated the grand opening of City Lights, an 80-unit affordable senior housing community in the Old Fourth Ward, on Dec. 15. The project, located 420 Boulevard, has already started collecting accolades, earning the National Association of Home Builders’ “Gold Achievement Award” for Best 55-Over Apartment Home in 2016.
City Lights is the first in a multi-phase redevelopment of Wingate’s Village of Bedford Pine affordable housing community. Phase II, which was announced at the grand opening ceremony, will be a five-story, 96-unit affordable apartment project known as Station 464 that will be built across the street from City Lights. Station 464 will feature a 5-story building with 96 high-quality, affordable, multi-family apartment homes.
Four existing buildings will be torn down to make way for construction of Station 464. Wingate says that construction could start as early as 2017. Wingate added that no residents will be displaced during the construction process, and those residents will then have the opportunity to move into the new building.