The complex will be near Tendick and Superior and consist of 10 one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom units with 720 to 905 square feet of living space. Each apartment will have an attached garage and driveway from the road.
Morgan County Civic Services Executive Director Fred Clinton says a groundbreaking ceremony at the future home of Gilmore Estate is scheduled for Tuesday at 4:00.
Clinton says the construction cost of the project is about $2.5 million. He says Illinois Housing Development Authority Low Income Housing Tax Credits, the IHDA H.O.M.E Fund Program, a DCEO Energy Grant, the Morgan County Civic Services, Town & Country Bank, the Windsor Homes Development Group and the City of Jacksonville are helping to fund the project.
“When you look at combining the tax credits with H.O.M.E. Funds and then our Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers we are able to put together a development like this that can reach lower income families," says Clinton. "To me it's sort of a win-win situation. It also brings jobs to our community. The developer will be hiring local contractors to put the property up."
Clinton says the goal is to have construction finished and have full occupancy by December 2013.
He says Gilmore Estates is for those 62 years of age or older earning 60 percent or less of the area median income. He says there is a great need for affordable senior housing in Jacksonville
“We have plans, eventually, to possibly build a second phase of the Gilmore Estates and we may eventually get around to building a second phase of the Downtown Commons," says Clinton.
Anyone needing more information about the Gilmore Estates project is asked to call the Morgan County Housing Authority at 243-3338.