Construction begins on Durand Senior Apartments in Irondequoit

The new $17.5 million affordable housing development is for seniors ages 55 and over. (Photo: Providence Housing Development Corporation.)

Irondequoit, N.Y. (WHAM) - Construction has begun at Durand Senior Apartments in Irondequoit.

The new $17.5 million affordable housing development is for seniors ages 55 and over.

The apartments will replace two abandoned churches with 70 affordable units, and will be the home of St. Ann's Adult Day Service at Durand. That will provide medical and social adult day care services to residents and the community at large.

The development will include the demolition of the former St. Salome Church and former Durand United Church of Christ. Two new buildings will be built.

All apartments at the new development will be handicap accessible or adaptable.

Durand will also offer seven fully wheelchair accessible units, and three units built for residents with hearing or visual impairments.

Every apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen, Energy Star appliances, central air conditioning, individually controlled heat and electric, off-street parking, emergency call system, Intercom entry, and elevator access.

Each floor will house laundry facilities and residents will also have a community room and an outdoor courtyard.

Rent plus utilities will range from $463 to $928 a month for income eligible seniors.

Some of the services will include hot midday meals, exercise and wellness programs, as well as skilled nursing and health monitoring.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal provided $4.7 million in financing for the development, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits that will generate more than $13 million for the development.

Additional financing includes $63,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development and $350,000 in Monroe County HOME funds.

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