Berlin Set to Expand Senior Housing by 40+ Units

The new complex, which will be built at the site of the former Knights of Columbus building, aims to address a growing waiting list for affordable senior housing.

Overhead of Marjorie Moore Village. (Credit: Bing)
Overhead of Marjorie Moore Village. (Credit: Bing)
Majorie Moore Village in Berlin is about to get a makeover, and it will mean an additional 40 units of affordable senior housing for the community.

The Berlin Housing Authority has announced plans to expand the village by adding the 40-unit complex adjacent to the existing village. The complex will go in the place of the former Knights of Columbus Building, officials confirmed.

“We’re currently in the process of undergoing our pre-development studies, such as the impact of the wetlands and topography, and looking at a sewer line that runs through that section,” Housing Authority Chairman Joseph Bajorski said at a recent council meeting, according to minutes.

The town currently has a waiting list of over 55 seniors seeking help in obtaining affordable housing, officials said. That list continues to slowly grown, but Bajoski is hopeful the new complex could provide some relief.

The initial plans call for as many as 48 units, possibly a few more, but with planning in the early stages, it's difficult to determine exactly how many units would be in a final plan.

The housing authority received a $500,000 grant last year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program to renovate the Marjorie Moore Village and the Percival Heights Complex. Work in those areas has been completed.

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