A second veterans’ assisted housing project has been completed in Klamath Falls and veterans are in the process of moving in.
Bogatay Construction was the main contractor of the $1.5 million project called Liberty Park Village Apartments at 231 East Main.
There are eight units in the complex, two of which are tailored for handicap usage. There’s also a community room for shared laundry and events.
“There is a real need for veterans housing,” said Matt Bogatay. “This was 100 percent designated for veterans.” It was funded by a grant from the Oregon Housing and Community Services Veterans GHAP grant and administered by the Klamath Housing Authority.
One resident, Tim Murphy, said he was thankful to be in a new, clean facility. He has been living in a rundown hotel room and was also homeless for a short while. Murphy is an eight-year Navy veteran.
“I hope they build more, because there is a real need for veteran housing,” said Murphy, a Vietnam War-era vet.
(The first such project built in Klamath is Victory Commons near the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and Michigan Avenue in 2016).
Each unit holds a kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and storage. The entire project is about 5,650 square feet.
An open house is tentatively scheduled for early July.
Luckenbill-Drayton and Associates of Redmond was the developer for this project.
Adkins Engineering and Surveying of the Klamath Falls were the architects for the project.
Bogatay Construction utilized 95 percent local subcontractors on this project. Key local subcontractors include: Mountain Pacific Construction; Plumb-It; Western Electric; Head Concrete; United Mechanical; Win-R Insulation; Summit Painting; Klamath Continuous Gutter; Cummings Roofing; Diamond Home Improvement; and Basin Telecom.