CICERO — Construction on a $12.8 million housing development in the town of Cicero finished with a formal opening ceremony in early December.
Spring Village consists of 50 new “energy-efficient” apartments for adults 55 and over, the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Dec. 4. Ten apartments include support services to help individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities live independently.
CDS Housing, Inc., which is headquartered in Webster in Monroe County, developed the project.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) funding for Spring Village comes through federal low-income housing tax credits, which leveraged $7.8 million in equity and $3.4 million through the Housing Trust Fund. In addition, the New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) provided $1.8 million and NYSERDA (the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) contributed $50,000. The CDS Wolf Foundation also provided $75,000.
The CDS Wolf Foundation “seeks donations to help support the growth and expansion of CDS Life Transitions’ community services and unfunded areas of need,” per its website.
Spring Village includes a newly constructed, two-story building with one- and two-bedroom apartments. Five of the 50 homes are “fully accessible” for residents with physical disabilities, and two homes are adapted for persons with visual or hearing impairments.
Spring Village is near a Centro bus route with “easy access” to shopping and community services, Cuomo’s office said.
The complex includes an elevator, laundry room on each floor, lounge, fitness room, computer stations, and individual storage units. Appliances and light fixtures are Energy Star-rated as are windows and doors. Spring Village takes part in NYSERDA’s low-rise new construction program. Most apartments are affordable to households at or below 60 percent of the area median income.
CDS Housing is partnering with the Cayuga Centers of Auburn to provide on-site case management and service coordination for residents of the 10 apartments that OPWDD funded.