"These units have been renovated to address the needs and lifestyles of today's families," White said. "All the units involved in the project were upgraded to meet the technology requirements of today and also to meet energy-efficiency standards."
Specific renovations included reconfiguring three large units to meet the accessibility needs of disabled families, White said. In addition, all of the one- and two-bedroom apartments involved in the renovation were modified with accessibility features in the bathrooms.
Other renovations included gutting and redesigning all of the one-bedroom apartments by Craig Aossey of Scott and Associates Architects of Frankfort to "open up the living space to provide a marketable, modern look" and to provide energy efficiency, White said.
In addition, site modifications were made, and ramps and sidewalks were built to make most of the units in the project accessible to the disabled, she said.
New energy-efficient street lighting was installed to improve visibility at night, she said.
Additional renovations are planned for Bate-Wood Home apartments in the other phases of the renovation program, she said.
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SO YOU KNOW
The Housing Authority of Danville operates 11 complexes in Danville, Junction City and Perryville. Currently, some 269 families and 125 elderly people reside in the complexes.
A 16-member staff, headed by Rachel White, manages and maintains the 11 complexes on a $1 million annual operating budget. Renovations are funded through Capital Fund Program grants.
To apply for an apartment, go online at www.danvillehousingagency.com or drop by the office at 102 McIntyre Circle, Danville. Application interviews are conducted on Mondays and Tuesdays.