Senior Apartments On Track For July Opening
Construction of 60 apartments for senior citizens in Elkton is on scheduled for completion by late July.
The $11.5-million project, which is being developed by The Ingerman Group from Cherry Hill, N.J., is designed to provide affordable housing to income-eligible seniors 62 and older.
David Holden, a principal with Ingerman Group, said eligible income levels would range from 30 to 60 percent of Cecil County's median income.
The 2011 median income numbers that will be published early next year will be used to qualify residents. The rents will vary from $350 to $675 for the 54 one-bedroom units, each of which will be 710 square feet.
The complex will offer six two-bedroom apartments, which will be 900 square feet and rent for between $695 and $795. Rents also will be based on income qualifications.
"We'll start taking applications in April," said Holden, who said anyone interested in renting one of the units can call 410-620-1123 for a brochure.
The Ingerman Group also will offer public information sessions about the four-story complex before April.
The apartments are being built at 141 E. High St. in Elkton.
Holden said the apartments would utilize energy-efficient equipment, insulation and appliances, which should reduce utility costs by about 30 percent.
The complex will employ an on-site social service coordinator and offer health screenings, workshops, computer training and recreational programs.
The facility also will be equipped with a fitness room, an activity room and computer areas, Holden said.
The project was one of five in Maryland that qualified for federal stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development partnered with Cecil Bank and Elkton town government to fund the project with $4 million in federal stimulus funds.