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Ticonderoga senior housing project to open Oct. 1

Apartments half rented; applications being accepted

Debbie Bessette, left, office manager, and Bonnie Barnhart, maintenance superintendent, look over a unit in the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments. It is scheduled to open Oct. 1.

Debbie Bessette, left, office manager, and Bonnie Barnhart, maintenance superintendent, look over a unit in the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments. It is scheduled to open Oct. 1. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Residents are expected to move into the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga Oct. 1.

“We expect to have our CO (certificate of occupancy) by Sept. 28,” Patricia Deguire-Lapishka, the property manager, said. “Then people can move in. Everything is going very well.”

About half of the 31 units have been rented, Deguire-Lapishka, with many applications still being reviewed.

“We’ll be full when we open,” she said. “We’ll keep taking applications, though, to create a waiting list. That list will be first-come, first-serve.”

Senior citizens interested in living in the new facility, located at the site of the former Moses-Ludington Hospital on Wicker Street, can submit applications at the Lord Howe Estate office.

Rent at the new complex will be determined by income. Deguire-Lapishka urged people with interest to call Debbie Bessette, office manager, at 585-6696 to determine their eligibility and rent.

“There are several factors that will be taken into account,” Deguire-Lapishka said. “I would encourage everyone who may be interested to fill out an application.”

Moses Circle Senior Apartments includes 31 private apartments, each with about 700 square feet, a kitchen, living room, bedroom, full bath, storage space, air conditioning and internet availability. It will be an independent-living facility with four handicap-accessible units. All units are non-smoking.

The building also has an elevator, a laundry room, a fitness center, a library/media room and a community room with a kitchen.

Included in the rent will be heat and parking.

“I can tell you the view out of every window is breathtaking,” Deguire-Lapishka said. “I can’t imagine anyone could be unhappy looking out those windows.”

The front of the building looks down Montcalm Street. The rear has views of the Lord Howe Valley and Chilson.

Moses Circle Senior Apartments is owned by Liberty Affordable Housing and managed by CRM Rental Management, the same group that operates the adjacent Lord Howe Estates.

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