Once slated for a multifamily housing project, to be built by an affordable housing developer that the city is now suing for fraud, a central Glendale site is on its way to becoming a “Veterans Village.”
With a unanimous vote, the City Council, in its dual role as the Housing Authority, agreed to partner with an affordable housing developer on Tuesday to build a roughly $15.5-million project that will give preference to veterans.
“It's a great day for Glendale,” said Mayor Frank Quintero, a Vietnam War veteran.
The site at 327-331 W. Salem St. was set to become Central City Lights, a 36-unit project by Advanced Development and Investment, Inc. But that project was canceled, and last April the city sued ADI, alleging the Los Angeles developer bilked the city of millions of dollars.
ADI had requested about $6.9 million in redevelopment and federal funding for its $15.7-million project that was to include artist live-work lofts, according to a city report.