Courts Of Village Square Grand Opening

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Staff report

The grand opening of phase two of the Courts of Village Square was recently held.

The ceremony began in the courtyard of the property, with a welcome and remarks and recognitions. This was followed by the cutting of the ribbon at the entry of the Resource Center, where the attendees entered and were given a tour.

The Courts at Village Square is located at 738 SW 12 Ave. on the western portion of the 18-acre parcel owned by the Delray Beach Housing Authority.

The development consists of one building with an integrated clubhouse. This allows the residents to move about and visit their neighbors in safety without exposure to the elements. The building has three stories and is designed to blend nicely with the surrounding neighborhood.

The Courts at Village Square consists of 42 one-bedroom/one bath and 42 two-bedroom/two bath units. All 84 units are restricted to seniors 62 years and older.

The units are Project Based Section 8 and are rented to eligible families making 60 percent or less of area median income. The units have amenities that include: washer/dryer hookups, a large kitchen pantry, Energy Star rated appliances, window treatment, cable TV hookups in living rooms and master bedrooms and Energy Star ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living rooms. The Clubhouse has a media center, kitchen, computer room, seating room and a pool.  The entire development incorporates Green Building construction and energy efficiency principles.

“All people within our community deserve to have adequate housing options and opportunities. While the Courts of Village Square fulfills only a partial need, it is another step toward promoting housing affordability as a vital focus as our community continues to grow and change,” Mayor Shelly Petrolia said. “The values that are central to the City’s vision—diversity, inclusivity, sustainability—are supported by providing a range of housing affordability.”