Poughkeepsie is the place to be for affordable housing in the Hudson Valley right now. In recent months, new and upcoming developments like the Queen City Lofts and The Hive have generated buzz throughout the city, thanks to their central locations and live-work-play amenities. (On the more upscale end, 40 Cannon and Eastdale Village offer even more creature comforts in Dutchess County.)
Now, there’s one more Queen City complex to add to the mix. Located at 472 Maple Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, Maple Street Apartments are the latest completed construction by R.L. Baxter Building Corp. The firm, which is also based in Poughkeepsie, cut the grand opening ribbon on July 9 after an intensive, nine-month development period.
The new complex totals 38,600 square feet and sits in walking distance to Main Street’s shopping district. Inside, it houses two buildings at three stories apiece. Between the two, 40 units ranging in size from studios and one-bedrooms to two- and three-bedrooms offer comfortable living and modern amenities to prospective tenants. The coloration is cool and crisp, with a calming gray and white scheme throughout.
In terms of amenities, Baxter went luxurious with black granite, shaker-style cabinetry, and stainless-steel appliances. Fixtures are minimal and chic, with industrial touches like overhead island lighting and sleek black faucets in the kitchen. In addition to their appealing design, the apartments entice renters with their close proximity to the train station, the shops along Route 9, and the Culinary Institute of America.
Maple Street Apartments cost $6.5 million over the course of their nine-month completion and created over 50 construction jobs in the process. It was a fast-moving development from start to finish, but one that was worth it for the Baxters and their team.
“We are excited to share that the building is attracting new people to the area as well as providing City of Poughkeepsie residents with quality, affordable living,” notes co-owner Eric Baxter.
Although doors to the apartments just opened, more than half of the units are already occupied. Eight of the units are approved by HOME funds and IDA requirements as affordable housing. Rates begin at $846 for studios, $1,073 for one-bedrooms, $1,095 for two-bedrooms, and $1,344 for three-bedrooms.
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