South Hero, VT-On November 14th, ReArch Company and Wiemann Lamphere Architects joined Cathedral Square, along with state and local officials, affordable housing advocates, area residents and representatives from local nonprofit C.I.D.E.R. (Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources) for a ribbon cutting celebration at Bayview Crossing, a new Cathedral Square community with 30 apartments for older adults and new offices for C.I.D.ER.
Construction began on the project in September of 2021 and was completed in one year, with ReArch Company as the Construction Manager and Wiemann Lamphere as the Architect. Bayview Crossing offers 30 one- and two-bedroom apartments for Vermonters 55 and older at subsidized, tax-credit and market-rate rents. Rent includes heat, air conditioning, hot water, electricity, water and sewer, trash and recycling services, and free use of laundry facilities —all utilities except telephone and cable TV.
Offices for C.I.D.E.R., which provides transportation, meals, home-modification and other services for older residents on the Islands, were incorporated into the development, which had overwhelming support from local residents and town officials. C.I.D.E.R. supporters raised over $450,000 in just six months to help fund the project.
Bayview Crossing is a SASH® (Support and Services at Home) location, with a full-time SASH coordinator and part-time wellness nurse who plan and implement health and wellness programming, social activities, and one-on-one support as needed.
Amenities in the two-story building include a spacious community room with kitchen, garden planters, gym, on-site laundry facilities, on-site parking (some covered), an EV charger, air conditioning, secure building access, and an elevator. The two-story building exceeds Efficiency Vermont’s “High-Performance Multifamily Building” standard.