“And there’s been a considerable push for outreach,” he added. “The problem in that outreach is there’s just limited spaces for people to go, and so I think this will be a great help.”
Kropke said the three-story buildings at 201 and 205 N. Depot St. will consist of six studio, 32 one-bedroom, 36 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom units.
Access to upper floors will be via elevators and communal stairways, photovoltaic panels on the roofs will provide power and off-street parking will be located along the western and northern boundaries of the 2.7-acre site just north of West Main Street, according to the project summary.
The complex also will include interior common meeting areas for resident support services, a community meeting room, a computer lab and a clinic as well, as landscaped areas for family recreation, the project summary said.
Lavagnino asked how upkeep and maintenance would be funded, and Kropke said that will be covered by rental income from tenants.
The apartment complex will be developed by the Housing Authority as the major partner in the Residences at Depot Street LP. The limited partner has yet to be determined.
Two of the two-bedroom apartments will be manager’s units not subject to rent and income restrictions, and the complex will include a small commercial office leased by Surf Development Co., a nonprofit affiliate of the Housing Authority.