A mixed-income senior assisted living community is coming to Clovis.
Innovative Development and Living Solutions of California, a new local nonprofit community development corporation, and its partners are investing $10 million in Magnolia Crossing at the corner of Sierra Avenue and Highway 168. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday morning.
The project is the brainchild of Michael and Marisa Sigala who were faced with making decisions about the care of their aging parents. They were looking for something a little different from the standard board and care home, and they wanted a way for low-income seniors to be able to afford a quality place to live.
“We saw a need to create a new type of assisted living in a more intimate and homelike environment, that was affordable to a broad segment of the community,” the Sigala’s said in a news release.
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Michael Sigala was the former housing and community development director for the city of Fresno. Marisa Sigala was the former executive of Transamerica Senior Living.
The development is on three acres of land and will have three one-story buildings, or homes, with a total of 48 studio apartments that surround a common area. Half of the units will be affordable.
The community will have outdoor pathways, gardens and open space. It will also be environmentally friendly with a planned mini solar farm, an electric vehicle charging station and other energy saving features.
The project, which is expected to open later this year, will provide 25 fulltime jobs.