One word can summarize the feel of the new El Centro Senior Villas apartments at Park Avenue and Fifth Street: comfortable.
The $8 million, 81-unit complex is expected to open April 1. It encompasses 65,670 square feet of living space.
"I think they came out really nice," said Oscar Rodriquez, El Centro director of economic development, as he led a tour of the apartments Thursday.
Eligible tenants must be 62 years of age, with low to very low income.
The complex is U-shaped, with a center courtyard on the west side. It includes 16 apartments with two bedrooms and 64 with one bedroom. The courtyard has a whirlpool bath, a large grassy area, a gazebo and a barbecue grill. The one bedroom apartments have 575 square feet, while the two bedrooms have 780. All of the apartments have large sliding doors that lead to a balcony/patio, which has a locking storage room.