Sierra Meadows, 1997

Sierra Meadows was completed in 1997. This inspiring project cleaned up one of the most blighted blocks in Merced, comprised of vacant and severely dilapidated buildings, and replaced it with a 100-unit affordable senior apartment complex.

Each unit is capable of accommodating fully independent living (including personal gardening space) while providing increasing security and fellowship. Seniors are able to live in a self-respectful manner while continuing to contribute to their community. The recreation hall hosts numerous activities from quilting to bingo.

The 5.4-acre development is designed to complement neighboring facilities. From this location, residents are able to conveniently walk to the Senior Center, the Transportation Center and several other downtown destinations.

The project required the Agency to purchase the site and relocated area tenants from the slum-like conditions of the site to decent housing. The Agency then sold the property to the non-profit Affordable Housing Development Corporation, which built the 100-unit affordable apartment complex.