Construct is creating 11 new rental units for persons of very low to 60% of median income to meet the critical need for housing in our community. Located at 316 State Road, the site will be comprised of three building complexes, each with 3 or 4 townhouse-style units to fit well in the neighborhood, situated to encourage community.
Community gardens for tenants to grow their own food and flowers. Safe areas for playing, with sand box and swings; Paths leading up the mountainside to a spot where one can sit for quiet contemplation or birding, with walking trails for exploring and recreation. Landscaped with native plants, evergreens and fruit trees, the site will be pleasing to the eye while also providing apples, pears, and berries to families in residence. 100% visitable units for neighbors who are wheel chair users.
Construct is proud to be working with Alander Real Estate, Allegrone Construction and Berkshire Bank as well as Studio One Architects in Springfield. Funding for Forest Springs began with Mayfest 2015. In memory of Ernie Schnesel, “House that Ernie Built” became the theme for Construct’s quality affordable housing for everyone strategy. Funding now includes Great Barrington CPA (Community Preservation Act), The Federal Home Loan Bank, Mass Housing, Facilities Consolidation Fund, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the Jane & Jack Fitzpatrick Trust, Deb & Bill Ryan as well as local businesses and individual donors.