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Progress report on Springville’s new senior living community apartments

A WORK IN PROGRESS — A new senior housing facility, Orchard Senior Living, will be located at 276 Waverly St. in Springville. Photo by Justin Graham.
SPRINGVILLE — A new senior living community, located at 276 Waverly St. in the village of Springville, is nearly completed.

Springville Code Enforcement Officer Michael Kaleta said that the project, Orchard Senior Living, could be ready to open as early as May or by mid-summer, at the latest. He said that the building’s construction “is a third of the way completed,” pending the exterior brick layout and interior painting.

In addition to the 42 one-bedroom apartments, the facility will offer one two-bedroom unit.

The senior living space will also feature an outdoor park area with benches and landscape ponds, which will provide scenery to the future residents of the dwelling.

Kaleta said that approximately 50 parking spaces, including a “contingency plan for 20 more,” if the facility requires additional space, will also be added.

Concord Town Supervisor Gary Eppolito said that the apartments will be available for those “outside of the Concord area,” as well as to local residents.

One-person apartments will be available to those who meet a $23,150 income limit and double-occupancy in one-bedroom apartments will be available to those who meet a $26,450 combined income limit, according to Eppolito. Gas, heat and water will be included, in the rent price.

A lottery drawing will be conducted, for initial applicants who meet those guidelines.

Kaleta said that the Springville area is “desperate” for a facility like this one.

The town of Orchard Park, in association with People Inc., was slated as the original location of the development.

Eppolito speculated that that project was not established in Orchard Park, because of a “rezoning issue,” and the planned commercial location of the building.

The future Orchard Senior Living will be People Inc.’s 18th local housing facility. It will be open to seniors, ages 62 and older, who meet the aforementioned income guidelines.

The facility’s apartments will include handicap accessibility, vision and hearing impaired adaptations, community rooms, laundry areas, secure entry and a 24-hour emergency calling service, for those who require such services.

All of the rooms will be smoke-free. The one-bedroom apartments will consist of a kitchen, living/dining area and a bathroom.

For more information about this project, call Wende Burgio at 817-9090 or

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