Falmouth will build more senior apartments

FALMOUTH (WGME) — More affordable housing for low income seniors is coming to Falmouth.

In a rare move this week, the Falmouth Planning Board granted preliminary and final approval for 19 senior apartments in the Blackstone Development off Depot Rd.

The developer, Avesta Housing, asked for a waiver of normal procedure because of financial deadlines imposed by investors. The vote was unanimous.

The apartments are desperately needed as communities deal with a senior housing crisis.

“We need to get out in front of this or we’re really going to have some major challenges ahead of us. So we’re working hard to bring as much housing online to seniors as we can,” says Drew Wing, development officer, Avesta Housing.

Avesta Housing already manages 20 senior apartments in five different buildings. Improvements are expected soon for those units that have been there for decades.

Construction on the new apartments should begin by the end of the year.