Grant: $2,780,755 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Sep. 24, 2009
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Award Description: The Rosa Parks site contains, with 198 dwelling units for seniors/persons with disabilities, and a separate senior center community facilities building. The $2,780,755 in CFRC grant funds will be used for three activity types and address the needs of the elderly along with those persons with disabilities, through improvements to the Rosa Parks public housing units, indoor and outdoor non-dwelling areas, and the Rosa Parks Senior Center community facilities building. Activity 1. Nine dwelling units in Rosa Parks which are currently out of compliance with UFAS will be modified to make them fully accessible with roll-in showers in accordance with the UFAS.. Activity 3. Improvements will be made to non-dwelling areas inside the property as well as the exterior pathways and open areas between the housing building and the Senior Center building to make them accessible and ADA-compliant. The outdoor area surrounding the senior center and the current path of travel from the public housing to the senior center are not accessible; accessibility improvements will include ramps and handrails, landings, parking, paving, and landscaping. The three elevator cars within Rosa Parks public housing are not accessible; accessibility improvements will be made to the direction lanterns, operating panels, communications systems, and handrails. The existing carpet throughout the ground floor common areas in Rosa Parks public housing building is old and poses a tripping hazard to the elderly residents and persons with disabilities, therefore it will be removed and replaced with resilient flooring. Activity 4. Improvements will be made within the Rosa Parks Senior Center to provide additional space for supportive services targeted to the elderly/persons with disabilities. Green, sustainable design elements will be implemented in the improvements wherever possible. Originally built in 1960, the now dilapidated facility has unused offices, an inaccessible commercial kitchen with original appliances dating to the 1960s, inaccessible restrooms, and a social room in need of accessibility upgrades. All interior spaces can no longer be fully utilized due to obsolete and deteriorating infrastructure and a lack of accessible paths of travel and facilities. Improvements will include abatement of asbestos tile flooring, a new interior layout design specifically to accommodate the current service providers, accessible restrooms, a redesigned kitchen, new hot water systems and a complete replacement of the existing HVAC system along with a new fire alarm system with will comply with current fire safety requirements. Green improvements will include: a new 'cool roof to minimize solar heat gain; the replacement of all single pane windows with new double glazed-replacement windows, along with the installation of a new gray water collection system for irrigation, and a solar assistive hot water system. In addition to the $2,780,755 in the proposed CFRC-funded improvements for elderly residents and persons with disabilities, the SFHA has contracted for, but not begun $1,100,211 in privately financed energy conservation improvements with Ameresco, Inc., which will provide substantially more than the required Leverage for this Category. These energy conservation improvements will be performed throughout the Rosa Parks site will include: HET toilets, low flow showerheads and faucet aerators, upgrades to common area lighting, upgrades to apartment lighting, Energy Star refrigerators, vending machine controls, new high-efficiency space heating boilers, new high-efficiency domestic water heaters, improvements to building ventilation efficiency and energy management systems.
Project Description: The San Francisco Housing Authority was awarded the competitive ARRA funding on September 23, 2009, no ctivity was completed during this period.
Jobs Summary: N/A for this quarterly report. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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