FORT LAUDERDALE – Ground has been broken on a $15 million affordable senior housing development which the developers say will cater to seniors over 55, including African-Americans.
“Housing Trust Group is very proud to be starting construction of this new senior development made possible by US Bank and Broward County Housing. We are deeply committedto providing safe, secure, amenity rich and affordable communities that residents can truly call home,” said Matthew Rieger, president/CEO of Housing Trust Group. A total of 112 units will be allocated to people over age 55, including 82 one-bedroom/one-bath units and 30 two-bedroom/two-bath units in one residential building.
“Developments like Village Place for seniors are an opportunity for people to visit Fort Lauderdale and decide this is where they want to live. Seniors will benefit greatly from being near new restaurants and retailers coming into the heart of redevelopment along U.S.-1. We hope this is the beginning of many more affordable developments like this”. said Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean J. Trantalis of District 2.
The project’s eco-friendly features include Water Sense certified faucets, toilets and showerheads, low-VOC paint and Energy Star qualified refrigerators. Other features include cable or satellite TV hook-ups, a fully equipped exercise room, a gated community entrance with touchpad entry or security guard.