Clean and Green
A brand new affordable housing complex designed for the homeless mentally ill breaks new ground in Salinas.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sunflower Gardens, a small complex developed by Interim Inc, built to house 23 adults opens June 18 in Salinas.
Builders say they've achieved a couple of firsts.
The project is expected to win Platinum level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for homes for its energy efficiency, water conservation, and indoor air quality among other measures.
It is the first to be constructed with money set aside by Prop 63, a voter approved 2004 initiative to fund mental health programs, and its exterior boasts mosaics created by homeless artists.