By Liz Witbeck
A residential complex is being planned for construction at 2621 Route 9 in Malta.
It is the project of Conifer Realty and Development, based in Rochester. The plan is to build 166 new apartments for families and senior citizens.
Brian Donato, senior project director, said the plan is to develop the property as a combination of senior and workforce housing. The rental units will be offered at less than the market rate.
“We want to create an integrated community for families and seniors,” said Donato. “We hope to create a great community feeling. We find that in these types of living situations, seniors appreciate having kids around. It creates a good family feeling.”
Proposed is a three-story building that comprises the senior living space will have a total of 70 units and be approximately 70,000 square feet. The common spaces for the complex will be inside of the senior living tower, where there will be a senior clubhouse and a separate family clubhouse, according to plans submitted to the town.
There will be outdoor seating and playground adjacent to the senior housing/clubhouse building
The 12 three-story buildings for families will each have eight units and be approximately 10,000 square feet each, comprising a total of 96 units, according to the plans.