Van Allen Senior Apartments consists of one hundred ten (110) one and two bedroom units of housing for elderly residents. The eighteen acre site is located within the Delmar area of the Town of Bethlehem on Route 9W. It is in a suburban rural area served by two strip shopping malls providing supermarkets, drug stores and banks, along with other stores and services. Scheduled bus service accommodates the site. Adjacent, single-family homes provide a variety of housing opportunities linked together by communal areas and amenities to form an integrated community.
The apartment homes have been designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. The community is available exclusively to seniors, defined as households headed by a person 55 years of age or older. Rents, which include both heat and hot water for the residents, are based on an income level as a percentage of the area median income.
Electric is paid separately by the resident and is estimated to be $44/month for the 1 bedroom apartment and $58/month for the 2 bedroom apartment.
The 112,466 square foot building is a single, two-story, vinyl siding/brick veneer, elevator- equipped building. Each apartment is built on a single level and consists of approximately 633 square feet for one bedroom and 892 square feet for two bedroom units. Handicapped access is available throughout all of the building and a number of units are designated so they can be readily equipped to accommodate handicapped residents. Each unit includes a living room, dining area, kitchen, one or two bedrooms, and a bathroom with shower or a tub/shower combination, along with interior storage space. Other amenities available include central wiring for cable television, resident storage areas, wall-to-wall carpeting, and an electronic door security system. An emergency call system is included in each apartment. Three laundry facilities, a large community room with piano, two activity rooms, a library with computers, and an exercise room are located throughout the building. The site design also includes outdoor recreation areas for family and resident gatherings.
The housing boasts extensive and beautiful views of the surrounding area with a park-like setting, which maintains the regional character of the Town of Bethlehem Community at large.