Construction is expected to begin in either January or February next year on the long-awaited rebuild of the Hallmark House Apartments at 531 Woodside Road in Redwood City, city officials announced in a blog.
The new building, which will continue as before to set aside 30 percent of the units as affordable to very low-income households, will comprise of 71 one-bedroom units and one studio, with rents for 1-bedroom apartments ranging between $1,330 and $1,605 per month, according to the city.
A complete redesign of the building will meet new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) code requirements.
A fire in 2013 displaced all residents of the 72-unit affordable housing complex. In ensuing years, the rebuild was delayed by a number of delays in hashing out insurance compensation, financing and permitting. In summer 2018, the developer, KDF Communities, was fined by the city for code violations following community complaints over the long-vacant property becoming an eye-sore.
Image of the design for the Hallmark House Apartments rebuild courtesy of The City of Redwood City