Perris Mayor Daryl Busch led a contingent of elected officials and senior administrators on a tour of the Mercado Apartments, a 60-unit, $14-million affordable housing project set to open within 60 days.
The group saw first-hand the amenities in the complex at D and Eighth Streets, including solar panels, theatre-seating in the television room, a swimming pool, built-in barbecues, game room and on-site services like after-school tutoring and English-as-a-second-language classes.
The Mercado Apartments features one, two and three-bedroom units ranging from 849 to 1,115-square feet. Because they are considered affordable housing, rents generally are below market value, ranging from $422 to $829 per month.
“Mighty impressive,” Busch said as he toured one of the
three-bedroom units. “I wish I had an apartment as nice as
this when I was living in apartments.”