Grand Way Commons is South Burlington’s newest affordable senior housing community, developed and managed by Cathedral Square Corporation. During the 2008 Community Development Award ceremony at the State House in Montpelier, Cathedral Square was recognized for the successful completion of the project.
“This project exceeded our expectations,” stated Nancy Eldridge, Executive Director of Cathedral Square. “Not only were we able to open more homes to area seniors, we were also able to house four wonderful organizations under one roof. Cathedral Square shares the first floor with United Way of Chittenden County, HomeShare, and the Adult Day Program of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties. It’s a great location for all of these activities and South Burlington could not have been more welcoming.”
With a waiting list of more than 800 households, Cathedral Square is always looking for ways to expand housing opportunities for seniors. Grand Way is the eighteenth senior housing community in Chittenden County that is operated by the organization. Cathedral Square also recognizes that a strong social service network is critical to the well being of its residents. “Resident Service coordination is a commitment we make to our residents, and the need for services within our communities is growing”, said Eldridge. “It was a natural extension of this commitment to create a building that supports the organizations that serve seniors.”
Tom Fowler, Property Manager of Grand Way Commons, attended the award ceremony and spoke of the importance of Grand Way Commons to the lives of so many residents. “I hear again and again what a nice place this is to live. It’s always good to remember that Cathedral Square is in this first and foremost to improve lives.”
Cathedral Square Corporation is an award-winning developer, owner and manager of affordable housing for older Vermonters and individuals with disabilities. CSC is proud to be an American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) Quality First participant and an equal opportunity employer and housing provider.