San Mateo County officials announced today the completion of the 55-unit Mosaic Garden apartments in Redwood City, calling it “one of the largest County-funded efforts” to preserve and rehabilitate affordable housing. A grand opening is set for spring, following installation of mosaic artwork.
Formerly called Atherton Court, the renovations at 3752 Rolison Road included new interiors, siding, a roof, utilities, a community room, and solar panels, according to the County.
Concerned about soaring rents, in 2016 the County’s Board of Supervisors approved lending $5.8 million to MidPen Housing toward the purchase and upgrade of the property. The loan was the county’s first approved through its Affordable Rental Acquisition and Preservation Program.
“At a time of soaring rents – San Mateo County is among the most expensive places to live in the nation – Mosaic Garden is now protected as affordable housing for the long term,” the County said in a statement.
Photo credit: The County of San Mateo’s Facebook account.