ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester City Council has approved the renovation plans for Cobbs Hill Village, an affordable seniors housing community in the Western New York city of Rochester.
The approval was the last step before Rochester Management could begin work on the project.
The modernization project will replace several existing structures at the property, which has served as affordable seniors housing since 1957. The new apartments will feature full-size appliances and energy-efficient HVAC systems. Amenities at the community will feature laundry rooms, a fitness center, computer lab and indoor community space accessible to those with mobility issues.
Construction, expected to begin later this year, will take place in three phases, allowing current residents to move directly from existing units into newly constructed homes. Existing residents will continue to pay existing rents for the new apartments.
All 104 units are reserved for those over the age of 55 with incomes maximums ranging from 30 percent of area median income ($15,550) to 80 percent of area median income ($41,450).