Additional housing for dozens of seniors and for families is planned for a town of Vestal site.

The project developer is the First Ward Action Council in Binghamton.

Executive director Jerry Willard said the site is located southeast of the agency's existing 24-unit Vestal Pines complex for seniors off Route 26.

The Vestal Pines apartment complex on Route 26 on December 22, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The Vestal Pines apartment complex on Route 26 on December 22, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Willard said the new $11.5 million project will be known as "Vestal Chateau." It will include a building with 24 units for seniors and a townhouse-style building with six apartments for individuals and families.

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that state funding has been approved for the project.

The Vestal Pines apartment complex is located about halfway between the Vestal Parkway and the Pennsylvania state line. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The Vestal Pines apartment complex is located about halfway between the Vestal Parkway and the Pennsylvania state line. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Willard said "the need is definitely there" for the additional housing. He said "it's a wonderful Christmas gift" for area residents.

Willard hopes construction can start early next summer. He said the project likely would take about 18 months to complete after the work gets underway at the site.

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