• Is this a group home, or assisted living?
No. This is a community-integrated, independent living and employment training facility for adults with intellectual disabilities.
• What does this mean to our neighborhood?
Olivete Place is a nurturing environment for permanent residents, training clients, staff, and the greater community. We’re actively reaching out to our neighbors to create positive neighborhood interactions.
• When will the property change from Maricopa Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn to Olivete Place?
• Will the facade and/or landscape change?
No. Any proposed changes or alterations are required to be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Office. As in the past, we will continue to keep the property in good standing with the HPO and the neighborhood.
• How will street traffic be affected?
There will be less street traffic overall. Monday through Friday, employment training clients will arrive at the start of the work day and depart by the end of the day. Most of our staff use Phoenix public transit.
• Will Olivete Place be using any street parking?
No. There will be no need for street parking. On-site parking will accommodate our regular staff. Also, there will be an additional number of parking spaces added to the southeast corner of the property.
• How does this affect neighborhood safety?
By most measures, Olivete Place will increase overall neighborhood safety. There will be regular hours of operation, no transient traffic and no evening and weekend events. Our background-checked, state-certified, safety conscious staff are concerned with the wellbeing of our residents and our neighbors. Having dependable regulars in the neighborhood increases safety for everyone.
• Will this add value to the neighborhood?
Olivete Place is all about positive interactions. Part of our employment training and focus on independent living involves offering services to the community. We have plans in motion for a proposed urban garden, a culinary program, and housekeeping services. An integrated and involved neighborhood is a benefit to everyone.