Photos: Senior housing opening in Eagle River

Guests view classic cars at the retro-themed grand opening of the Coronado Park Senior Village building in Coronado Park on Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Eagle River. The structure offers 56 rental units and common areas for activities, and anchors the Coronado Park development that also offers town homes for sale or rent to residents young and old.
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Several apartments were on display for the grand opening including this efficiency unit at Coronado Park Senior Village on Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Eagle River.
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Bright colors accent hallways in the Coronado Park Senior Village building on Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Eagle River.
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Sliding frosted glass doors separate a bedroom from the living room in a two-bedroom apartment in Coronado Park Senior Village on Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Eagle River.
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Natural light brightens a one-bedroom unit in the Coronado Park Senior Village building on Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Eagle River.
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The Coronado Park development in Eagle River includes town homes available for purchase or rent to families young or old in addition to the Coronado Park Senior Village building that offers 56 rental units for people 55 and older.
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Foundations are in place for more units at the Coronado Park development on Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Eagle River. The Coronado Park Senior Village building is in the distance.
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The Coronado Park development in Eagle River includes town homes available for purchase or rent to families young or old in addition to the Coronado Park Senior Village building that offers 56 rental units for people 55 and older.
Erik Hill
Guests arrive for the grand opening of the Coronado Park Senior Village building in Coronado Park on Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Eagle River. The structure offers 56 rental units and common areas for activities, and anchors the Coronado Park development that also offers town homes for sale or rent to residents young and old.
Erik Hill
Erik Hill

A four-story building offering several dozen units of rental housing for seniors in downtown Eagle River is preparing to open its doors.

The building, called Coronado Park Senior Village, is being touted as an energy-efficient independent-living option for seniors near the heart of Eagle River. It was developed by Cook Inlet Housing Authority, a nonprofit organization that owns and operates more than 1,000 units of rental housing in the Anchorage area.  

Monthly rents for the 56 fully-accessible units range from $650 for a 544-square-foot efficiency studio to between $830 and $1,135 for a two-bedroom unit. Tenants can begin moving in on Aug. 16.

A solar thermal heating system providing up to 50 percent of the building’s hot water is expected to reduce natural gas use by 10 percent and is the largest alternative energy source of any residential building in Alaska, officials said.

Located at 16820 Coronado St., the building fits into Cook Inlet’s larger Coronado Park development, which offers multifamily rentals and for-sale condos just to the south. Cook Inlet Housing Authority has placed strong emphasis on the multigenerational aspect of the development and the option for seniors to live in the same neighborhood as young families and children.

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