Lottery Underway for New Mixed Income Community
Jul 28, 2020 03:35PM
By Cynthia Whitty
Looking for luxurious living without the maintenance? The Ledges can bring you that and more at its Ashland location. Age in place gracefully at this beauti- ful new complex.
The Ledges, a new mixed-income community in Ashland of 64 apartment homes designed for those age 62 and over, is now accepting lottery applications. The Ledges project, which began in 2010 in response to a Town of Ashland-issued Request for Proposals, is a joint-venture of EA Fish Development LLC and The Planning Office for Urban Affairs, two local developers with a history of collaboration on the creation of community-responsive, high-quality affordable senior rental housing.
Lined with trees in a residen- tial area, the Ledges offers conve- nience and beauty to those over 62. The Ledges, is now accepting lottery applications. Just 20 minutes west of Boston, the Ledges sits on an 8-acre par- cel of land. It is close to major highways such as 495, 128, and route 9, so getting around is not a chore. And when you return home, there is plenty of free park- ing on site.
A housing lottery for The Ledges at One Robert Hill Way, a new mixed income housing community of 64 one-bedroom apartment homes designed for those 62 and older, is ongoing through mid-August.
The Ledges is described as open and airy living spaces with abundant natural light, a fitness center, resident community space, a laundry care center on every floor, an elevator, on-site parking, a smoke-free and pet-friendly community, and professional, on- site management with 24-hour emergency maintenance.
Each spacious apartment boasts sleek custom kitchens with access to a lounge retreat that of- fers shuffleboard, a fireplace, and a crafting area. Each apartment comes wired for Internet, cable and phone.
The Ledges has on-site resi- dent services and activities that will keep everyone busy as much as I’d like to be. and if getting out of your space is what you desire, the Ledges also has you covered.
The complex is near parks and walking trails. No matter your love, you’ll find it near the Ledges. There are apartments homes that have handicapped accessible features, so everyone has the chance to enjoy life at this new complex.
The town has received “local preference standing” within this development, which will reserve 34 units at the 50 and 60 percent AMI level (Area Median Income) for current Ashland residents and municipal employees. The remaining 30 units will be filled with applicants from the general public. Rents will be $1200 for the 50% AMI units and $1440 for the 60% AMI units. A small utility allowance will be deducted from the rent.
There are also 15 rental as- sisted units with income at 30% AMI. Rent is based on 30% of the household adjusted income.
Lottery applications are available through Aug. 13. and ongoing. The lottery process is scheduled to take place in early September. They will continue to take applications after this date and will add them to the post lot- tery waitlist.
Due to the COVID-19 pan- demic, informational sessions are available virtually. These sessions (link is available online at ledgesashland.com) discuss information about the project, application process and lottery. It will also be available on the local Ashland cable channel.
Paper applications may be picked up at the Ashland Senior Center, 162 W Union St. (Rt. 135). To request a paper applica- tion, contact Peabody Properties.
Completed paper applications may be mailed to Peabody Prop- erties c/o The Ledges Lottery, 536 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184 or emailed, [email protected] peabodyproperties.com. The last day for paper application distri- bution is Aug. 13, with a post- mark date for of Aug. 15.
For questions or more infor- mation,