THA to re-open apartment complex that houses the elderly, disabled

The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) has announced the grand re-opening of its 2302 6th Avenue apartment complex serving very low income senior and disabled residents.

THA invested $2.4 million in construction activities in the three-story building located in Tacoma’s 6th Avenue Business District.

The reconstruction was designed by The ORB Organization, built by Libby Fredricks, Inc., and included the complete rehabilitation of the 60 existing apartments as well as the addition of four new apartments.

The remodeled units received new kitchens, including new appliances; plumbing and electrical were brought up to current code incorporating energy efficient fixtures.

“Senior safety is one of our greatest concerns – we’ve included a fire sprinkler system throughout the building, a keyless entry system, and a new security system with cameras,” THA’s Executive Director, Peter Ansara said.

“It will become more important for the future to act responsibly by designing features which allow our seniors to age in place.”

After an 11-month wait, residents will be returning to the building on November 19.

Residents were temporarily relocated during the construction activities to other THA Senior Housing and Section 8 Housing.

Former resident Frank Gilletti commented, “I will be glad to be back in the area because of the building security, busing and shopping.”

He added: “I especially like the patio to relax.”

The public is welcome to the grand reopening event, which is set to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.