Pep Housing

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Project Value: $12,333,975
City Allocation: $1,075,000

Project Description:

The affordable senior housing project design is located at 1511 Robinson Street, Vega Center (the formerly the Vega Center and Oroville Hospital), within the Downtown Historic Overlay (DHO). The project is comprised of five (5) two and three story buildings that include 50 apartment units, 49 affordable senior housing units, 620 – 640 square feet each with one (1) 840 square foot manager unit. There will also be a common building of approximately 2,400 ground floor square feet with full kitchen, community space, computer room, manager’s office and a small support office. The common building second level will consist of an 840 square foot two-bedroom manager’s apartment. There are two (2) laundry facilities within the proposed project, along with two (2) elevators connecting sky bridge walkways. The buildings will be wood frame with painted clapboard-style fiber cement siding. Parking will be approximately 41 on-site spaces with 18 additional On-Street parking credits available to the project. Project also includes a storage shed building, trash & recycle bin shed building, vegetable and ornamental gardens, and low maintenance landscaping. All construction will comply with the new CBC 2010 Cal Green standards. The project is designed to be maximally sustainable and smart growth design by reducing energy use and by fully utilizing outdoor spaces for activates and productive gardens.

The redevelopment of the project site has been in the works for the past six and half years. The City of Oroville purchased the property with the intent to provide an opportunity for the redevelopment of the property. Based on the Feasibility Study, the best opportunity for the City and the property is the removal of the existing structure and redevelop the property with a new structure. An affordable multiple-family residential dwelling project would provide the redevelopment of the property, and help the City meet its Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) numbers requirements that are mandated by State Housing Law as part of the periodic process of updating the local housing element of the 2030 General Plan.

Funding Sources:

  • RDA Set-Aside $1,075,000


  1. Resolution of appeal process.
  2. Submittal of the sign structure to the Building Division for review – Pending.
  3. Plan review is completed, permit issuance by the Building Division – Pending.
  4. Prepare and distribute.
  5. Permit finalized by the Building Division – Pending.
  6. Certificate of Occupancy issued by the Building Division – Pending.
 Project Manager: Pat Clark 538-2403
 Council Goal: Economic Development
 Fiscal year: 2011/2012, 2012/2013
 Expected Completion Date: 12/31/13