Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of construction of a new $17.3 million housing development including 71 affordable apartments in the Town of Lansing, Tompkins County.
The project, called Milton Meadows Apartments, is being developed by Rochester’s Cornerstone Group. It is the first phase of construction at Lansing’s new Town Center and will be located near the Tompkins County Area Transit bus stop, as well as child care facilities, high-performing schools and businesses.
“Milton Meadows Apartments will provide safe, affordable housing options for families and individuals who need it most, bringing new life to the Lansing community,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This investment will help transform the neighborhood, create new job opportunities and build on our ongoing initiatives to keep the Southern Tier soaring.”
The Milton Meadows complex will consist of 10 buildings, including 72 apartments with one to three bedrooms, on 13.5 acres of the 156-acre Town Center tract on Auburn Rd. It is near the intersection of Route 34/34B, which is directly across from the Lansing Town Hall, library, community center and ball fields. There will be nine two-story apartment buildings, with a 10 building to serve as a community space with exercise, laundry and computer rooms.
All buildings will have Energy Star rated central air conditioning and heating systems, lighting and appliances. The project will meet the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority’s Low-Rise Construction and LEED Silver standards.
Construction is projected to be completed in a year.