The City of Quincy, in partnership with the Gadsden County Development Council, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a future apartment complex on Tuesday, March 14.
Featured speakers included Dee Brightwell, the Director of Development with Arbour Valley Communities, Quincy Mayor Keith Dowdell, Quincy Commissioner Anessa Canidate, Chairman of the Gadsden County Development Council Antonio Jefferson, and Jim McShane, CEO of CareerSource, Capital Region.
“This isn’t subsidized,” said Brightwell of the development, “This is bringing housing that is affordable and attainable for somebody that already lives here, is already making a good salary, that just has a better place to live now that’s clean, safe, and new.”
The Arbours at Quincy will feature 80 residences to accommodate families earning up to 60% of the area median income.
The site is located adjacent to the Walmart on Pat Thomas Parkway, close to I-10 and aims to provide affordable workforce housing close to major area employers, including Walmart, Quincy Correctional Institution, Specialty Chemical Manufacturing, TruValue, and the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center.
The development will feature one, two, and three bedroom housing units, each equipped with electric appliances, sprinkler systems for fire control, and certain units will be designed for handicapped accessibility.
The complex will also provide amenities such as a pool, playground, outdoor grilling area, and a gym.
Construction on Arbours at Quincy began in November of 2022, and will take around 20 months to complete.
Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service