Affordable Housing Project Nears Completion

The Straw Way Family Housing project, located off of Water Street in Ellsworth, is nearly finished. The project developer is aiming to have the apartments occupied in March.

ELLSWORTH — A 29-unit affordable housing project located off of Water Street is scheduled to be finished by early next year and ready for occupants by March.

Straw Way Family Housing will consist of six buildings — five apartment buildings and a community center — and is being developed by Penquis Housing Inc.

Site work began on the project a year ago.

Stephen Mooers, chief executive officer of Penquis Housing, said the contractor for the project has until the end of January to finish its work.

In order to leave a little breathing room, Mooers said he is aiming for an occupancy date of March 1.

The Straw Way project will offer 19 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom apartments.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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