Penfield Square Senior Housing Community Breaks Ground

SWBR joined Home Leasing and Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (ESLC) to break ground on Penfield Square, a new senior living development in Penfield, NY.

This mixed-use project will provide a wide range of affordable options for seniors – Independent, Supportive, Assisted and Memory Care – in Penfield, NY, which has not seen the development of affordable housing in several decades. Approximately 113 apartments will be available to households at 50% and 60% of Area Median Income (AMI), and 40 will be designated as permanent supportive housing for frail elders with support services from ESLC.

ESLC will also develop 70 units of assisted living, including memory care units, adjacent to the independent living. An enclosed connection building will enable residents to benefit from programs and services provided at either community, supporting their ability to age in place. Two commercial outparcels will provide opportunities for complimentary retail, medical, and/or community services.

“This development adds affordable apartments for seniors to help ensure they have affordable, quality housing options,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “Penfield Square provides over 100 affordable units in Monroe County with supportive care services to make sure seniors live independently and safely.”

The 8.4 acre site, located adjacent to the Eastside YMCA, will incorporate a traditional village square, complete with streets and bicycle/pedestrian connectivity. Light-filled units will include full kitchens with dishwashers, central air-conditioning, in-unit storage, and private balconies. The community will also include ADA-accessible units, community room, fitness center, and laundry facilities.

The project is receiving funding through Homes and Community Renewal, federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, the Department of Health, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

SWBR is providing architecture and landscape architecture design services for the project.

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