Lakeview Senior Housing Open House 

Folks were invited inside the new Lakeview Senior Housing facility in Lincoln Thursday.As Meghan Hayward tells us, the new building completes the town’s “Restore Lincoln” project.”It’s progress for us. It’s part of the vision that we had eight years ago after the devastating fires. So everything is coming together and it’s completing now, it’s wonderful.”It was a 3.7 million dollar project, that was made possible with the help of federal stimulus money.Lakeview Senior Housing is a 24 unit, affordable housing project that Penquis put forward.They chose Lincoln after seeing the need.”We live in the state of Maine, which has the fastest growing elderly population per capita in America. It’s an old state and the further north you go you find that more evident. The town of Lincoln glowed in the dark as far as need for this type of housing.”The site includes one and two bedroom apartments.It has a laundry and community center.They say it’s all about convenience for the folks who will live there.”The services are all within walking distance. That’s sort of a prerequisite of this type of housing. Issuing a green mentality, that you can get to services like drug stores, banks and groceries. Everything is within walking distance of the building.”The town of Lincoln has struck a special deal with Penquis.”Which allows them to give tax dollars back to keep this affordable for the people to live here. Because otherwise we couldn’t have a building like this and the rents would be too high.”Folks who took the tour of the building were impressed.”It is gorgeous. I would like to live here.”They hope to see the first residents move in at the beginning of December.They say they’ve had close to 100 applications.