Governor Douglas announces $1 million grant for Middlebury retirement home

first_imgPorter Medical Center, Inc,Governor Jim Douglas today awarded a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to a proposed multi-level retirement community located adjacent to the Porter Medical Center campus in Middlebury. At a ceremony on the 40-acre site of the proposed Eastview at Middlebury facility, Governor Douglas said it was expected to employ 29 people within the first two years of operation and could create up to 45 jobs.‘Not only will these jobs help strengthen the economy of Middlebury, but the seniors of this area will have more options for housing and continuing care in the community,’ the Governor said.The $1 million Community Development Block Grant will be given to the Town of Middlebury, sub-granted to Eastview at Middlebury, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which will construct the new project. It will include 99 units of senior housing comprised of 30 one-story cottage homes; 32 independent living apartments; 19 traditional residential care apartments; and 18 special care suites for residents with memory loss. Planned community facilities include a lobby; dining room; private dining room; café; country kitchen; media room/auditorium; fitness studio; and hair salon. The center will also feature such services as an emergency response system; 24-hour staffing; dining service; housekeeping; transportation; and a full range of assisted living services.‘These kinds of projects are an important part of Vermont’s housing stock, particularly as more of our population seeks to ‘age in place’ in their communities with friends, family, and services nearby,’ Douglas said.Vermont receives about $7 million annually in federal CDBG funds, which are used principally to benefit persons of low and moderate income. The state awards the competitive grants based on recommendations of the Vermont Community Development Board and approval of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Kevin Dorn.‘These grants are important because they leverage other financial resources and help address critical needs in our communities,’ Governor Douglas said. ‘The $1 million we are awarding will leverage more than $41 million in other funds from private and public sources.’Source: Governor’s office. 9.7.2010. For information about the Vermont Community Development Program, see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/VCDP/index.htm(link is external)last_img read more

Ultimate Gold Coast trophy home with waterfront helipad to head under the hammer

first_imgThose who own a helicopter, or plan to, might find this property is the perfect match.BE spoiled for choice when it comes to what vessel you’ll use to arrive at this grand waterfront mega-mansion.Be it car, boat or helicopter, the Paradise Waters residence can accommodate them all.One of its opulent features is a waterfront helipad, the only Gold Coast house to have one.But there are many more lavish inclusions that will take your breath away.MORE NEWS: The seven best ‘burbs to invest in MORE NEWS: Impressive price for rare property package 101 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, is the ultimate trophy home.There’s luxury at every turn.Buyers seeking a trophy home will relish at the high-end finishes, custom refinements and grand scale.It will be difficult to find another property that can match the luxury on offer at this sprawling mansion.Owners Nerolie and Robert Rye are regretfully selling the house, which was a project of love and envisaged as their forever family home, due to ill health.Ray White Prestige agent Robert Graham, who is marketing the opulent offering, said everything about the property was grand in proportion, including the money the Rye family spent building it.“It’s a one off and was built for the family as a forever home,” he said.“Unfortunately through a change of circumstances the property now needs to be sold. The property will be perfect for someone who expects, understands and appreciates quality.”The house makes the most of its wide waterfront position.The kitchen is also grand.Mr Graham said the house was built less than two years ago and included a range of features that set it apart from other mega-mansions on the Coast.“The helipad is a standout feature and is the only approved waterfront helicopter landing pad on the entire Gold Coast,” he said.“Plus, the pillar-less basement garage — the owners spent a huge amount of money having no posts in the basement so when you drive in it’s completely open.“The home is unlike anything else.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe property was only recently built.It is set to go to auction on October 24.Created by renowned designer Jared Poole, the property sits on 30m of river frontage and has multiple living areas, both indoors and out, that take advantage of the spectacular panorama. Entertaining can be enjoyed from numerous zones, whether it be on the waterfront terrace, one of two covered alfresco areas, poolside or in the sports bar.The basement level of the three-storey abode offers a seven-car garage, workshop and a waterside bar.The main living areas are zoned on the ground floor including an office, library, home theatre and open-plan living, dining and kitchen area.The gourmet kitchen features double island benches, integrated Sub-Zero refrigeration, Wolf appliances, a butlers pantry and servery window to the outdoor terrace.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen6 Australian wow homes that have just sold01:20The helipad is just one of many impressive features.The five bedrooms occupy the top level, each with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, the main offering a waterfront balcony. There’s also a playroom and guest quarters on this floor.The five-bedroom mansion is set to head under the hammer on October 24 through Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige.last_img read more