Avesta plans senior housing on Brighton Avenue in Portland

PORTLAND — Avesta Housing hopes to build 40 one-bedroom apartments for people age 55 and older at the corner of Brighton Avenue and Wessex Street.

“It has been too many years since senior housing has been built (in Portland),” Avesta Development Officer Greg Payne said Feb. 9.

The new housing would be built on the site of a two-family home and adjacent storage building owned by the nonprofit, according to Avesta’s plans and city tax records. The property is between the Pine Tree Shopping Center and Nason’s Corner on Brighton Avenue.

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