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Beaver Creek in Farmington ‘really cooking’ as work begins

The initial stages of the Beaver Creek Apartments project, which kicked off Thursday with a ceremonial wall raising, dates back five or six years ago.

Planning and approvals began picking up steam two years ago.

And going way back, the neighboring Farmington Gardens project, an 88-unit affordable senior housing project also developed by Home Leasing Corp., got its start with the sale of the property here 20 years ago.

But what’s ahead — perhaps as soon the fall — is the first occupancy of the $22 million affordable housing development off Route 332, according to Nelson Leenhouts, chairman and CEO of Home Leasing Corp.

“I think we’re really cooking,” Leenhouts said.

In all, 13 residential buildings — with a total of 104 affordable homes — are part of the Beaver Creek project at the 15-acre site, with the goal of completing all of the work by year’s end, Leenhouts said.

The project is expected to serve families with 32 one-bedroom, 40 two-bedroom and 32 three-bedroom apartments, with children expected to attend Victor schools.

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