Categories: New York State, Member News, Openings
On May 4th, PathStone joined government partners for an opening ceremony of Skyview Park Apartments, a new affordable/supportive housing residence for seniors at the site of the former Irondequoit Mall in Monroe County. Skyview Park Apartments features 157 homes for adults 55 and older, including 78 supportive housing apartments for those at risk of homelessness and in need of support services.
Residents of Skyview Park Apartments will have access to three open-air courtyards with community gardening space, two patios with grilling areas, a fitness room, and a community room. Apartments are equipped with an emergency pull cord system and grab bars.
Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas remarked, “By reimagining obsolete retail spaces like the Irondequoit Mall, we can eliminate blight and replace it with state-of-the-art affordable homes that make our communities and neighborhoods more vibrant.”
Amy Casciani, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, PathStone remarked, “As an Irondequoit native, the redevelopment of the Sears Building within the former blighted Irondequoit Mall was very important to me as it was to many other members on our development team with Irondequoit roots. This was a very creative and unique endeavor, but at the same time a very necessary approach to address the growing needs of Monroe County’s low- and moderate-income seniors.”
Town of Irondequoit Supervisor Rory Fitzpatrick said, “The new Skyview Park Apartments have turned an empty former department store into an affordable housing project for seniors in our community, bringing senior affordable housing to Irondequoit provides residents with the option to age in place in the town they call home, breathing new life into the former Irondequoit Mall.”
On-site supportive services are provided by Rochester General Hospital’s ElderONE program and funded through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) administered by the NYS Department of Health.
Funding for the new development came from Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, subsidy from New York Homes and Community Renewal, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, a Community Development Block Grant from the town of Irondequoit and a HOME award from Monroe County.
The developer of Skyview Park Apartments is Rochester-based PathStone Development Corporation, an affiliate of PathStone Corporation. The architect is Passero Associates and the general contractor is Christa Construction.