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Applications are being accepted now for the new senior apartments under construction on lower Washington Street.

Calistoga Senior Apartments, a 30-unit affordable housing community located at 611 Washington St. for those 62 years and older, is accepting applications for leasing the apartments before the project is complete in March.

Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Calistoga Family Apartments, 1715 Washington St., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The office hours at the Family Apartments have been increased – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – to be able to assist those interested in filling out applications for the new senior building, said Sherri Schenone, spokesperson for Domus Management, the company that will be managing the property and also manages the Calistoga Family Apartments.

“There is no application fee,” Schenone said, which can be important to those on fixed incomes.

There will be two application workshops in February where those interested can ask questions or get help filling out the forms and learn what documents are needed as proof of eligibility. The workshops will be held at the Calistoga Family Apartments from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Tuesday, Feb. 27. Snacks, water and candy will be provided at the workshops.

The new affordable senior community offers restricted rents for those whose incomes qualify – from low- to extremely-low income, or 30 to 60 percent of area median income — for one- and two-bedroom units that include energy efficient appliances, including dishwashers. All units have central heart and air, modern flooring and carpets, on-site management and laundry rooms, and resident parking. All units have a 70-square-foot balcony or patio.

The three-story complex includes an elevator, 34 parking spaces, 15 enclosed bicycle spaces, a 750-square-foot community room with wireless Internet and resident activities, a computer lab, and a 500-square-foot common open space with a community garden, and within walking distance to shops, markets, restaurants, post office and health clinics.

The Corporation for Better Housing, which built the LEED Platinum Calistoga Family Apartments, is also building the Calistoga Senior Apartments.

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The Weekly Calistogan Editor