Biddeford, ME – A new 20-unit low-income elderly housing residential facility is now open at 350 Elm Street in Biddeford.
Designed by award-winning Gawron Turgeon Architects, this new three-story, 23,000sf wood-framed structure emulates the existing traditional style of the neighborhood and quintessential Main Street. The central hipped roof core and large front porch identifies the “front door” to the project. The flanking two-story wings moderate the building scale by blending in with the size of the adjacent structures. Clapboard siding, nicely detailed porches, and beautifully landscaped grounds further integrate the new “home” into the neighborhood. Each of the 20 one-bedroom apartments are 625-650sf each and have a private porch.
Solar domestic hot water, Energy efficient windows and building envelope, energy star lighting with sensors are just a few of the “green” design features for this new home.
McArthur Home for Aged People’s goals of creating a safe, high quality, warm, welcoming, caring and comfortable environment have been met by the design team.Gawron Turgeon Architects provided architecture, interior design and landscape architecture services. They worked with Deluca Hoffman Engineers to assist the McArthur Home throughout the permitting process which included a contract zone to allow this density in a residential zone.
Lincoln/Haney provided structural engineering, Bennett Engineering provided mechanical / electrical plumbing engineering services, and TPD Construction Co. constructed the facility.