Winter Gardens provides 24 new construction, affordable apartments including 18 two-bedroom, 3 one-bedroom apartments. All units are affordable to residents at or below 60% of the median income and are handicap accessible. The project utilizes solar power for domestic hot water and electricity, and is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifiable. The project is also a “prevailing wage project” and created 49 new jobs.
Construction began in October 2011 and was completed in October 2012. This project included the removal of a long abandoned property (a blighted, single family home), one of very few remaining in the City of Quincy. This project also recently allowed the City of Quincy to utilize stimulus funds to replace a 70-year-old water main for the entire street the project is located on, an estimated $100,000 benefit to the City and local residents.