Salinas Senior Apartments provides 52 affordable apartments (studio, one and two bedrooms) in historic downtown Salinas for Seniors who earn less than 30% to 60% of the Area Median Income. Twenty-five of the units are set aside for seniors who are chronically ill, with resident services provided by an onsite Residence Services Coordinator and Alliance on Aging, a local agency that provides services and resources designed for older adults living in Monterey county.
- On-site manager & maintenance staff
- Resident services
- Adult education
- Health & wellness programs
- Laundry facility
- Community room/lounge
- Computer lab
- Free bus passes
The building includes 3,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, with on-site parking for customers/clients and visitors.
- Green vegetated roof
- Rain water retention for irrigation
- Energy-efficient windows
- Drought-tolerant landscaping
- Formaldehyde-free cabinets & countertops
- Low-VOC carpeting and adhesives
- Low flow bathroom & kitchen fixtures
- Energy Star appliances
Salinas Gateway is a non-smoking building. Please do not apply if you intend to smoke. Pets are not permitted on the property. Amenities and rents are subject to change.
Salinas Gateway Senior Apartments, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Healthy living for our tenants starts by giving consideration to indoor air quality. Finishes such as paints, finishes, adhesives, cabinets, carpets, resilient linoleum flooring that have low volatile compound makeup and low off-gassing properties keep tenants and staff from breathing and absorbing toxic fumes that can otherwise cause harm to their health.
Saving energy lowers operating expenses. This is achieved through insulation, water use, efficient plumbing and electrical fixtures. By having well-insulated and ventilated shell it reduces the amount of energy required to heat and cool the units and helps to improve indoor air quality. Lower energy use equals lower energy costs for the both common areas and for tenants.
The project is a transit oriented development located across from local and regional transit hubs. In addition, First Community Housing will purchase local transit passes for each resident, providing use throughout Monterey County.
The building features a vegetated roof which provides a multiple benefits, such as lowering the heat island effect, filtering rain water, roof insulation and extending the life of the roof itself. The vegetation will be locally grown organic drought-tolerant plants, which filter the rainwater before it goes into the storm drains.