TYRE — Ready for occupancy.
The completion of Pine View Circle Apartments, a $13 million, 48-unit housing complex on Route 318, was celebrated Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
State and local officials attended. The event was sponsored by Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, New York State Housing Trust Fund, Key Bank, Enterprise Community Partners, and the New York State Home and Community Renewal Office.
Construction of the complex began in 2017. The development is a half-mile from del Lago Resort & Casino and 6½ miles from Waterloo Premium Outlets on Route 318 in Junius.
It offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 774 to 1,282 square feet. Rents start at $450 per month and top out at $823. Four units are reserved for veterans with physical disabilities or traumatic brain injury, while another four more are set aside for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Section 8 rent assistance is available.
“With Pine View Circle, about 100 people will have an affordable home that is close to their workplace so they can seize the opportunities of the growing economy that is moving the Finger Lakes Region forward,” said Ruth Anne Visnauskas, New York state Home and Community Renewal commissioner, in a press release.
Pine View features 11 one- and two-story townhouse-style buildings. A community room, playground, community garden and laundry facilities are some of the amenities. The buildings were constructed with energy-efficient features and utilities.
“This project is an example of how important housing is to the economic growth of rural communities upstate,” said Joe Bowes, director of real estate development for Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services. “Pine View Circle is the result of strong support from staff and elected officials in the town of Tyre and the state of New York.”