Spruce Meadows, located at 100 South Broad Street on the west end of the Pawcatuck area of Stonington, is “a perfect spot,” as Savin said. On Route 1, the apartments are near many community resources: within a mile of the Pawcatuck Shopping Center, the Post Office, Moss Park, and the Stonington High School. It is a 5-minute drive to the bus station at Westerly Town Hall and a 10-minute drive to the Mystic Amtrak Station.
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The location was intentional. “Location is key,” Savin said. “I would not put a development project in an area that I wouldn’t want to live in.” The Planning and Zoning Commission also approved the location because, Prue said, “it fits the matrix of where you would want an affordable housing application.”
Spruce Meadows is comprised of two three-story Energy-Star certified residential buildings. Both buildings will have an elevator, resident storage space in the basement and a washer and dryer in every unit. The apartments are all designed the same, regardless of whether they’ll be affordable or market-rate. The one-bedroom apartments are designed with approximately 815 square feet, two-bedroom apartments with 990 square feet, and three-bedroom apartments with 1,158 square feet. Five of the units will be ADA-ready although all of the units will be adaptable for handicapped or disabled residents.
The Spruce Ridge/Spruce Meadows development will have affordable housing units, depending on the size of the apartment, ranging from $419 to $1,393. These units, at different affordability levels ranging from 25% to 60% of the median income, are available for individuals earning an annual salary of under $15,650 and up to $37,560, as well as a family of four with an annual household income ranging from under $22,325 to $53,580.
A Deeper Look Inside Spruce Meadows
Next steps - Learn about Spruce Meadows, the collaboration between Stonington and Neighborworks New Horizons:
- A Community-Invested Developer
- New Territory: New Housing Options for a New Market
- Thoughtful Strategy: A Friendly 8-30g
- The Development: Spruce Meadows