Allard Square is our newest affordable resident for older adults, located on Market Street in South Burlington near Barnes & Noble and the Blue Mall in South Burlington’s emerging City Center. With 39 one- and two-bedroom apartments and a mix of affordable and market-rate rents, Allard Square filled up quickly. By the time the doors opened in late October, Cathedral Square had received more than 300 applications for the new property.
Amenities include a lounge, community room with kitchen, exercise room, activity room, elevators, laundry facilities, covered parking, on-site storage and a covered patio for residents’ use. Three apartments are fully ADA accessible, and all are adaptable. The building meets Efficiency Vermont’s “High-Performance Multifamily Building” standard and is within walking distance to shops and services. Rent includes heat, air conditioning, hot water, laundry and electricity.
Residents at Allard Square are eligible for Support and Services at Home (SASH®) at no cost. SASH is a care-coordination program that helps residents access the care they need to stay healthy while living safely and comfortably at home. An on-site SASH coordinator and part-time wellness nurse staff the program.
Allard Square is named after Cathedral Square’s longest-tenured resident, Doris Allard, who has lived at the original Cathedral Square residence in Burlington, adjacent to the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, since it opened nearly 40 years ago.