Forest Springs - Construct
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From drafting board to real bricks and mortar

We are almost there!

 

Construct created 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 is comprised of three building complexes, each with 3 or 4 townhouse-style units which fit well in the neighborhood, situated to encourage community. All units are energy efficient approaching net zero. A solar array on the rooftops contributes to energy savings..

 

  • 5 units are subsidized for households of 30-50% of median income.
  • 6 units are for households of 60% of median income.
  • 2 of the units are ADA accessible and 2 modified for those with sensory impairment.
  • Priority will be given to households coming out of homelessness, living with mental health or developmental disabilities.

 

Amenities on the site: Families will be invited to share the community garden to grow their own food and flowers. Nearby, children will have a safe area for playing, with sand box and swings. The residential space is situated on the flat of the land, with a path 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 and evergreens, the site will be pleasing to the eye.

 

Accessible to town center: Forest Springs is within an easy walk to Route 7 and shopping in either direction. An agreement with the BRTA will also allow for on-call bus pick-up and drop-off at the project for those without vehicles.

 

Keeping it local: Construct is proud to have partnered with Berkshire Bank, Alander Real Estate, area contractors and subcontractors through Allegrone, Inc. While much funding came through state and federal sources, the town of Great Barrington (CPA funds), and Construct with many of its friends and supporters also heavily invested in this project.