The City of Monterey Housing and Property Management Office is preparing a concept design for a senior affordable housing project. In 2002, the City purchased adjacent properties totaling 20,954 square feet (0.48 acres) located on the east side of Van Buren Street south of Madison Street (APNs 001-512-003-000, 001-512-004-000, 001-512-016-000, 001-512-006-000, 001-512-007-000, and a portion of 001-512-018-000) with funding provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The property currently contains a portion of a City parking lot and three single-family dwellings (one currently being used as a City office), which have been determined to have no historic value and will be demolished. The project area is bounded by Van Buren Street to the west; the Monterey City Hall Annex to the east; Madison Street to the north; and a residence and the Monterey High School parcel to the south in the City of Monterey. The design process will involve the surrounding residential neighborhood to ensure that the resulting design is compatible with the neighborhood.