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Low income housing will cost city

Michael Schneider

The Tahoe Valley Apartments on Tata Lane are going to be remodeled.

The South Lake Tahoe City Council voted Tuesday night to spend $1.9 million in state housing funds to create an affordable housing complex.

Overall, the project will cost about $6.3 million.

Housing Coordinator Patrick Conway said work on the apartments is expected to begin next month and will require about a year to complete.

The interiors of the units will be outfitted with new appliances, heaters, water heaters, floor coverings, windows, cabinets, plumbing fixtures and doors. Asbestos discovered in the floors and ceilings of the apartments will be abated. Conway said the carcinogens found in the ceilings probably will be encapsulated by a licensed asbestos contractor, while asbestos in the floors may be removed.

The complex’s exterior will receive a new roof, paint, landscaping, fencing, stairs and repairs to the siding.

The project must remain under the “affordable housing” designation until a 55-year loan is paid by the developers, Rural California Housing Corporation.

“Kudos to the staff,” council member Kevin Cole said. “This is the culmination of two years of hard work. I appreciate it and I think the city does also.”

“This project is a face-lift for this neighborhood,” said council member Margo Osti at the council chambers across the street from the Tahoe Valley complex.

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