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   Port Street is a significant investment in infrastructure that will allow The Arc to continue innovating and growing services for people throughout the region.
The Residences at Port Street will be owned and operated by Chesapeake Neighbors. They will include nine 2- and 3-bedroom apartment units for low- and moderate-income people. Two units
will be universally designed, making them fully accessible, and two will be permanently leased in partnership
with the Talbot Interfaith Shelter to support people transitioning out of homelessness. Chesapeake Neighbors will select future tenants through a competitive lottery process.
The construction of Port Street Commons is already underway at the corner of
Port Street and Meadow Drive along
the Port Street Corridor, which is being redeveloped as a vibrant gateway that connects the historic Town of Easton with the Easton Point waterfront. The corridor
will include housing, recreational spaces, restaurants, and retail.
“This is a prime location,” said Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO of The Arc. “We believe that people with disabilities and the tenants of The Residences at Port Street should be a part of the community in every way, and a big piece of that is proximity. People living and working at Port Street Commons will have easy access to both Historic Easton and Easton Point.”
The successful completion of Port Street Commons will support the revitalization of the Port Street Corridor and Easton’s local economy. Not only will it bring temporary construction jobs for local contractors,
it will create 35 full-time, permanent positions and greater economic stability for the residents. The Arc prides itself on innovation and takes a creative approach to meeting community needs.
“The community consistently tells us they have these three critical needs—more
“We believe that people with disabilities and the tenants
of The Residences at Port Street should be a part of the community in every way, and a big piece of that is proximity.”
choice for people with disabilities, better access to mental health care, and more affordable housing,” said Rondeau. “Because of the multifaceted organization we are, we have the skills and resources to harness this opportunity to create a resource that will address each of these critical community needs.”
Construction began in August 2023, and the building is scheduled to open in Fall 2024, with residents moving into The Residences at Port Street by early 2025.
The Arc is in the midst of our Expanding What’s Possible capital campaign to support the $9 million project. ■
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