Middlebury Commons is a 40-unit, new construction development that contains a mixture of one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors. Funding through OHFA assisted the owner to construct this three-story building with first-floor retail space in East Akron, Summit County.
Site amenities include an outdoor garden, rain garden, pocket park and street-level retail space. Community amenities include a community room with activity space, leisure areas, kitchenette, laundry, fitness center, computer center, and security features that include electronic access and security cameras. Unit features include solid core doors, storage space and energy efficient components. Energy Star and Enterprise Green Communities Criteria were incorporated in to the development. Residents also have access to a work-from-home center, free resident Wi-Fi and a computer tablet lending program.
Middlebury Commons is in proximity to a variety of business, restaurants, and community and health services. Public transportation through Akron's Regional Transit Authority (METRO) is located within walking distance, less than one-quarter mile from the development. Two units will be affordable and occupied by households at 30% AMGI, 14 units will be affordable and occupied by households at 50% AMGI and 24 units will be affordable and occupied by households at 60% AMGI. Four units have Ohio 811 Program subsidy.
Additionally, the project received consideration for being owned and developed by a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), located within one-half mile of significant real estate development, and being located in a county where the population aged 55 and older is 25% or greater as defined by the Ohio Housing Needs Assessment.