Construction underway on two affordable housing projects in Monroe County

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Construction is underway on two affordable housing developments in the town of Clarkson in Monroe County.

The projects will together provide 159 affordable homes for families and seniors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.

Wellington North will be a $16 million affordable and supportive housing development for seniors with 50 apartments in a newly constructed building. Right next door, the $19 million substantial renovation of Wellington Woods will extend the life of the 109-apartment affordable housing complex for decades to come.

New Wellington North

Wellington North, which is taking shape at 1100 Wellington Woods Drive East in the town of Clarkson, will be constructed on a five-acre lot that will feature a new two story, L-shaped, elevator-accessible building. The more than 52,000-sq.-ft. building will provide 50 affordable apartments for seniors aged 62 and older. Sixteen of the homes reserved for seniors in need of supportive services to live independently.

Each apartment will have a patio or a balcony and there will be a common porch at the front entrance as well as a rear patio off a community room. Building amenities include laundry rooms on each floor, a community room, lounges, and a storage room. The property is in a wooded area with access to walking trails.

Wellington Woods Rehab 

Wellington North’s sister project, Wellington Woods, is the rehabilitation of a 109-unit building that was constructed in 1979. A total of 106 apartments are set aside for households earning 60 percent or less of the Area Median Income.

The project, now approximately 40 percent complete, includes new kitchens, new bathrooms, plumbing, lighting fixtures, new appliances, flooring, ductless split HVAC systems, and roof replacements. Exterior upgrades include repaved parking lots, new siding with added insulation, and full replacement of exterior patios, decking and railings. Other new amenities include a laundry facility, community room, improved outdoor space, and a new playground.

Both developments are owned and managed by ODS Management.

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