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Green River Commons energy-efficient homes available in Greenfield

  • Plans for Green River Commons, a sustainable, affordable housing development on Deerfield Street. Recorder file photo/Paul Franz



Recorder Staff
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

GREENFIELD — The city’s new sustainable living development on Deerfield Street has several homes available for those in the market for a more energy-efficient home.

The Green River Commons, located on Deerfield Street, still has several homes available for those seeking a location near downtown Greenfield. The energy-efficient homes are being built by Wright Builders and are expected to open in the summer this year.

“We’re hitting it just perfectly for the spring home-buying season,” MJ Adams, grant administrator for Greenfield, said.

The homes are part of a sustainably built development being placed on land previously acquired by the city through community development block grant funding. The location of the homes, adjacent to its namesake the Green River, has nearby access to mass transit and the city’s downtown.

A total of seven homes are being developed, four of which are affordable housing options, while three others are market-rate options.

The ability to purchase the homes follows a lottery that was previously held exclusively for potential low-income tenants that had an entry due date of Feb. 1.

This lottery resulted in two potential buyers for two of the four affordable homes, while a third applicant is still being assessed for eligibility, Adams said.

In addition, all of the market-rate homes are available for purchase.

The homes are modest in size, with square footage of the homes ranging from 560 square feet for three one-bedroom homes and 780 square feet for four two-bedroom homes.

However, in spite of the size, listing agent Wanda Mooney, from Coldwell-Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors, said that the condominiums are designed to appear more open.

“They’re designed in a way that make them feel very spacious. The kitchen, dining and living area is all open,” she said.

Mooney added that the ceiling is also vaulted, ranging between 8 feet and over 10 feet tall and that bedrooms include a sliding glass window that opens to a patio.

Mooney said that the homes also come equipped with Energy Star refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges.

The homes will also come net zero energy capabilities, as well as photovoltaic cells. However, solar panels must be purchased separately.

For more information, you can contact Mooney at (413)768-9848 or wanda@wandamooney.com.

You can reach
Dan Desrochers at:

ddesrochers@recorder.com

413-772-0261, ext. 257