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Sunshine Park Apartments Nearing Opening

2:59 AM · Jul 23, 2022

The waitlist is open for Sunshine Park Apartments on Diamond Lake Blvd. and the first building is set to be ready for move-in by the end of next month. The 144 affordable apartments will open in phases with the last of the six buildings set to open in February. The affordable housing project from Wishcamper Development Partners LLC is set on 9 acres at Sunshine Road and Diamond Lake Boulevard across the street from Sunshine Park. The apartments are all income and rent restricted based on the area median income. Bret George, principal partner with Wishcamper Development Partners said they are excited to bring affordable housing to Roseburg. The business already owns Rose Villa Apartments on Stephens Street and George said they have good relationships with the community which is why they were happy to have another project here. "We’re excited about it," George said. "It looks like it’s coming along. When I go in those units and see the layout, they are really cool and feel really spacious. I think people are really going to like them." The apartments were approved by Roseburg City Council in March of 2020. Around the same time, the council approved the Deer Creek Apartments and Oak Springs Apartments, adding a significant number of housing units to the area. A housing analysis completed in 2019 showed an acute shortage of multi-unit housing, especially for low-income residents. The study determined an additional 2,700 units are needed to house the more than 5,500 people expected to move here in the next 20 years. The population grew by about 2,500 people from 2010 to 2020 according to the U.S. Census. There will be a community building, playgrounds, and open areas with landscaping. There will be 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments where the rent is based on the household income levels. Housing is restricted to households that make at or below 60% of the area median income, which was $30,180 for one person and $53,460 for seven people according to the apartment website. The Umpqua Public Transportation District also sent the developers a letter of support, saying it would be re-routing its bus routes once the apartments are built to provide services to residents living there. For more information, go to https://www.sunshineparkapts.com/

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