Ground broken for senior complex
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:08 pm
Community members braved the blistering heat on Wednesday to welcome the USDA and developers to the area of Brooks Drive in Martin. The event was a kick-off celebration to a new venture that will cater to those who are 55 years of age and older.
Through a partnership with the USDA, Quad States Property Management and Brumfield Architects, the newest housing development in Martin will feature 24 two-bedroom units and 20 one-bedroom units. Each unit of the subdivision known as Williamsburg Landing Elderly Apartments will contain 650 and 900 square feet.
“This has been a labour of love. This project will be good for the community and it is something to be proud of,” Quad States Construction owner Dale Lancaster commented during the ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday.
Each unit of Williamsburg Landing Elderly Apartments will contain a stove, refrigerator, vent hood, dishwasher, disposal, microwave oven, washer/dryer unit, ceiling fan and central heating/air conditioning unit. All appliances will be electric. The proposed floor covering will be carpet and/ or vinyl flooring. All of the buildings will be one story and comply with City of Martin building codes and ADA regulations. The rent structure will be restricted to tenants earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income.
Tenants will pay a maximum of 30 percent of their adjusted gross incomes in rent and preference will be given to tenants on the local Public Housing Authority waiting list.
Williamsburg Landing, L. P., owner and legal name of Williamsburg Landing purchased the property on Brooks Drive off of Hawks Road in Martin where the elderly apartment complex will be located. The general partner will be a single-entity LLC that will be owned by Dale Lancaster. The general contractor will be Quad States Construction and the architect is William R Ward.
The project is funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.