Construction begins on $42m senior housing development in New York

WCN Editorial Team 17 Apr 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Construction has commenced on a new $42m senior housing development project in the Village of Nanuet, New York.

The Vincent’s Village community on Convent Road will be developed by the Sisters of Charity Housing Development of Staten Island and Rockabill Development.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: "Affordable and supportive senior housing is critical to reducing homelessness in communities across the State.

"These homes for seniors will deliver on-site services to residents, ensuring safe and healthy homes and enhancing the quality of life for some of our most vulnerable New Yorkers."

Vincent's Village will comprise 93 homes across three residential buildings. It includes 81 one-bedroom apartments and 12 two-bedroom apartments.

Of the total apartments, 35 units will be allocated for frail elderly households.

The development will also comprise two additional buildings with community facilities including a fitness room, computer room and support services provided by the Sisters of Charity Housing Development.

Additionally, Vincent's Village will have energy-efficient such as high-performance thermal enclosure and air-sealing; high efficiency heating, cooling and ventilation equipment; Energy Star-rated appliances and lighting; and low flow plumbing fixtures.

Rockabill Development managing principal Niall Murray said: "With an ever-increasing aging population, Vincent's Village's model of independent living bolstered with onsite services will allow seniors the dual benefit of an affordable place to live and to age in place with dignity."

The residents at Vincent's Village community will also receive support services including health monitoring, care coordination and case management, counseling and social activities.

The new development contributes to the State's unprecedented $20bn, five-year Housing Plan, which aims to make housing accessible and combat homelessness by building or preserving more than 100,000 affordable homes and 6,000 with support services.

New York State Health Department commissioner Dr Howard Zucker said: "This housing development is another example of Governor Cuomo's commitment to the Health Across All Policies approach and making New York the most Age Friendly State in the nation.

"The integration of community based supportive housing with access to high-quality health care services will help residents improve their overall health while allowing them to remain in and engaged with their community."

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Image: Illustration of Vincent’s Village development. Photo: courtesy of governor.ny.gov.

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