Young Street Apartments- Avesta, South Berwick, ME
Site Planning and Housing
The Young Street Apartments is a 28 unit housing development for people ages 55 and older. LA had the opportunity to collaborate with Avesta, the Town of South Berwick, Pine Brook Construction, and several others involved with the project to turn an underutilized piece of land located right in the heart of downtown into a vibrant neighborhood. This new building is located adjacent to the new library, the elementary school, and Main Street offering walk-able access to Main Street shops, restaurants, and municipal amenities.
The building is a three-story contemporary take on New England Architecture. Three units are handicap accessible, and two units are accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments. All apartments are adaptable to promote aging in place. Residents benefit from a community room and outdoor patio, on-site laundry, a bike storage area, and resident service coordination.
Thanks to highly efficient design, construction and features, Young Street Apartments is near net-zero for energy usage. Solar panels provide 20% of the building’s energy.
Developer: Avesta Housing
Architect: Lassel Architects
General contractor: Pine Brook Construction
Site work contractor: Mick Construction
Municipal partner: Town of South Berwick