Apartment Complex for Seniors Nears Completion in Elkton
Elkton Senior Apartments is on schedule to allow its first tenants to move in on July 1.
The four-story facility located at 145 E. High St. is the county seat's first income-based senior apartment building to be built in the heart of town.
Elkton and Cecil County elected officials took a hard-hat tour Friday of the facility hosted by the Ingerman Group, developers of the project.
"I am very happy about this," Elkton Mayor Joseph Fisona said. "I think the occupants of the apartments will help our downtown businesses."
An entourage of officials and those affiliated with the project walked through a completed one-bedroom unit on the first floor, prior to a visit to each floor to view the areas that are in final stages of completion.
The brick facade is complemented by a three-story glass atrium that creates a light feeling through the lobby next to the facility's community room on the first floor.
A total of 60 units will be offered to those who qualify by meeting the age, income and credit requirements.
Dawn McCreary, property manager, said her office has received more than 60 applications so far. They are just beginning the process of qualifying the applicants.
"Some won't qualify for a variety of reasons," she said.
"That's why we still need more applicants," said David Holden, project manager with Ingerman.
The facility will have some kind of common space for the tenants on each of the four floors.
The first floor community room is the largest of the common spaces and includes a warming kitchen and fireplace.
Another common area will be a computer room equipped with I-pads, personal computers and a printer.
Laundry rooms will be on two floors to be shared by tenants and an equipped fitness center are among the amenities.
A garden/potting room with lots of windows will be available for tenants to use for their own container gardens, Holden said.
"We are really excited about opening up," said McCreary. She is operating a temporary office across the street from the apartment building.
The facility will offer 54 one-bedroom and six, two-bedroom apartments for lease. Individuals must be at least 62 years of age to qualify.
For more information, contact McCreary at 410-620-1123.