Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of construction on a $20.4 million affordable and supportive housing development for seniors in the town of Irondequoit in Monroe County.
Irondequoit Senior Housing will provide 80 affordable homes for older New Yorkers with half of the apartments reserved for senior households in need of supportive services.
The project is part of the governor’s $20 billion, five-year affordable housing plan to provide all New Yorkers with access to housing by building and preserving more than 100,000 units of affordable housing and 6,000 units of supportive housing.
Developed by Rochester Management, Irondequoit Senior Housing will be constructed on undeveloped land located at 2590 Culver Rd. in the East Irondequoit neighborhood, just northeast of the city of Rochester. The single three-story elevator building will offer 77 one-bedroom and three two-bedroom apartments for seniors aged 55 and older.
The building is designed to meet Enterprise Green Communities building standards and will utilize energy efficient appliances, low wattage lights, low flow water faucets and high efficiency heating systems.