New affordable housing development in Scarborough offers sustainable living for older adults

Avesta Housing, a nonprofit organization committed to providing affordable housing solutions, has opened its latest project. Village Commons, a new affordable housing development in Scarborough that caters to individuals aged 55 and over, is now accepting applications. Only applicants who fall within income guidelines are eligible.

Village Commons is part of Firehouse Village, a redevelopment of the former Oak Hill public safety complex on Route 1 in Scarborough, according to the Avesta website. The recently completed complex, offers 31 one-bedroom, energy efficient units, according to the website. The building design incorporates solar panels and amenities such as laundry facilities, onsite parking, and a community room. The development is part of the larger Firehouse Village area, which includes a mix of office and retail spaces, including Harbor Fish Market, Rosemont Market & Bakery, and Maniac Community Fitness.

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