New Sandy Point housing complex will open in February

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The new housing complex was a quiet spot over the holidays, but work is expected to begin again in earnest for a February opening.

By Amy Woolvett

The move-in date for the new senior’s apartments in Sandy Point, Harbourside Landing has been announced.

Tenants will be moving into their long-awaited new homes in the first of February. 

For prospective renters still on the fence, there will be an open house on Feb. 08, Feb. 15, and Feb. 22.

“There will be an apartment staged to give people a good idea of what it will look like furnished,” said Joan Bower, chair of the Shelburne Independent Housing Initiative who in partnership with the Atlantic Baptist Senior Citizens Homes have been able to bring the not-for profit apartment complex to the Shelburne area.

There will be refreshments as well as someone to walk people through the building.  As well there will be someone available to sign up interested tenants at the open house.

Currently, there are 20 families moving into the new apartments.

Bower said she knows of many who are waiting for the open house to make their decision.

She reminded while all of the apartments are wheelchair accessible, there are only two barrier free apartments left.

Once the first building is fully occupied, phase two of the project will be initiated most likely for 2015.

Phase two includes a second 40-unit building linked to the first with the addition of food services for the tenants being offered.

Bower said people viewing the building and apartments should be pleased.

“It’s got a nice lobby and a welcoming community balcony, nice wide hallways and lots of light.”

Organizations: Shelburne Independent Housing Initiative, Atlantic Baptist Senior Citizens Homes

Geographic location: Sandy Point, Shelburne

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  • Dorothy
    March 03, 2014 - 14:39

    I like to know when are they going to build low income housing for the low income people who can,t afford these high price apartment like $800.00 and $1200.00 the low income people need a place to live to

  • steve
    December 28, 2013 - 20:19

    Should also write about the frustrations of people waiting to get in; including those that sold their homes and did not buy heating wood because of promises made for entry, only to learn that there are delays upon delays, with no answers.