Called the Legacy Homes at Granite Mountain, the complex will be located on top of Granite Mountain near the intersection of Springer Boulevard and Gilliam Park Road, next to the Little Rock Audubon Center.
Housing officials said Legacy Homes will be the first green housing project for the elderly in the state. Plans call for solar panels on the roofs, the use of recycled metal and composite siding, rain cisterns, and drought-tolerant plants. The homes will have LED exterior lighting and energy-saving appliances, according to architect Tom Fennell.
The project, which is estimated at more than $6 million, will be paid in part by a $2.25 million federal stimulus grant and a $590,000 match from the housing authority. The agency expects to raise $3 million or more by selling tax credits.