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Magnolia Court turns green into platinum
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A rendering depicts the architectural style of the Magnolia Court complex. - photo by Image Contributed
When it comes to green Manteca is going platinum.

Magnolia Court - a 52-unit subsidized affordable apartment complex for low-income senior citizens at 777 N. Grant Ave. - is being built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating from the Green Building Council.

What will make it the “greenest” building in Manteca includes:

• solar panels covering the rooftop that will enable the building to generate its own electricity.

• a drainage system that will collect rainwater and then recycle it for use in maintaining landscaping.

• an underground storm water retention system designed to retain and regulate the discharge of storm water runoff from surrounding properties.

The apartment complex rising from a former weed-infested field that once served as a homeless encampment behind Burger King and Dribbles Car Wash on North Main Street is a joint project of the non-profit Affirmed Housing and the Manteca Redevelopment Agency.
Affirmed Housing’s Micah Spano who serves a director of construction notes it is the first affordable apartment complex in San Joaquin County built to LEED platinum standards.

The complex, targeted for completion this October, will be rented to those 55 years of age and older who earn 30 to 60 percent of the area income. For a single person that would range from $13,350 to $26,700 a year and for two people $15,270 to $30,540 a year. Spouses must be 45 years or older.

The project includes seven studios, 36 one-bedroom units, nine two-bedroom units, recreation center, laundry room, BBQ area, and gardening area for residents’ use.
The two-story building also has an elevator for second floor access.

Each unit comes with a refrigerator, dishwasher, range and either a balcony or a patio. Internet free of charge will also be provided to each unit.

Magnolia Court is architecturally similar to a geode as the exterior of this development was designed to integrate seamlessly with the existing community and gracefully complement the surrounding properties.

For more information on Affirmed Housing Group’s developments, please visit or contact Katelyn Silverwood at