Construction crews are bringing in new carpet that will the grace the new flooring of The Meadows. The two story, 25 unit…low income elderly facility is near completion, and most importantly ON BUDGET.
Wayne Troicke Executive Director of the Fort Fairfield Housing Authority says “the second floor is just about ready to put carpeting down and the first floor is ready and most of its painted and the rest of its being painted and now some of the final touches are being added.”
The final touches Troicke is referring to include a series of fixture additions along with plumbing and electrical chores to get done.
“adding the appliances, there’s a lot of wiring to do still running the cable and telephone lines and things like that.”
But when its all SAID and DONE, the Meadows will be an economic development jewel in the crown of this community.
Fort Fairfield Town Manager Dan Foster says the project has taken four years of planning, and a lot of blood sweat and tears from project organizers to bring it to fruition. Not to mention the four million dollar price tag attached.
Foster says there’s a waiting list to get into the Meadows and the facility isn’t even open until Oct. 1st. But when it comes to people wanting to stay in a community they’ve lived all their lives, there’s a sense of urgency.”
Dan Foster Fort Fairfield Town Manager goes onto say “Having these units here really helps 25 folks be able to stay in the community where they grew up and where they wanna be.”
Troicke says “this gives a place for our elderly to live and grow and age in place.”
Along with being on budget, the Meadows is also one hundred percent handicapped accessible.