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Finished in late 2012, the New Armory Building on Congress just west of downtown Tucson provides new, affordable housing for seniors, aged 62 and older on restricted incomes.  The building houses 143 modern apartments and will meet LEED for Neighborhood Development standards at the LEED Silver level, helped by their solar panels.  Residents will be able to use the new light rail, which will pass in front of New Armory on Congress.  They also have easy access to the Santa Cruz River walk and bike path, as well as the Mercado San Augustin, which has multiple community events each month, including a Farmer's Market. The New Armory Building has a 126.9kW system, which provides the apartments with a monthly estimated production of 19,164kWh.  On the roof, 412 modules are supported on shade structures over the many air conditioners required to cool the building.  The monthly environmental savings are also significant; each month the solar electricity offsets over 19,000 lbs of Coal from being burned and prevents 42,690lbs of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.