Demolition begins at Paso's Oak Park housing complex

tstrickland@thetribunenews.comFebruary 12, 2013 

Homes that have been part of Paso Robles’ low-income housing scene since World War II started their new beginning Tuesday as the first phase to modernize Oak Park kicked off its construction.

The work is the first of a four-phase project to tear down the complex’s 148 deteriorated units and replace them with 302 new, energy-efficient apartments on the city’s northwest side.

The roughly $25 million first phase is expected to continue for 12 to 14 months.

Oak Park was originally built in 1941 for families of Army personnel at Camp Roberts. In 1943, Oak Park was converted into low-income housing for the public.

First-phase families have been temporarily relocated and can return after construction is complete. Other families remain living there. Twenty of the units will be provided to farmworker families.

The Housing Development Consulting Corp., a Salinas-based nonprofit organization, is the project’s developer in partnership with the Paso Robles Housing Authority.

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