Individuals who want an affordable apartment are sure to be pleased with the new Bristol Commons, at the site of the former Fairfax Gardens in Taunton. With one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouse apartments, these homes offer private entrances, back yards, in-unit washers and dryers, dishwashers, and play areas. Add lots of parking, exterior storage and – get this – a Community Farm!
Trinity Financial — a recognized leader in the creation of affordable communities — completed the 80 townhomes and eight duplex units on only a third of the 43-acre site. There are 10 market-rate units; the other 78 are geared to households earning up to 60 percent of the Taunton area median income.
Other amenities at Bristol Commons include a Community Center, community gardens, a basketball court and, of course, the Community Farm.
The Taunton Housing Authority also awarded Trinity, as part of the same project, the job of redeveloping a Brownfield site in downtown Taunton. This is now Lenox Green. Residents appreciate the nearby public transit, shops and restaurants. There are 18 townhomes and 54 apartments in a three-story mid-rise building with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Raised garden beds, walking paths, a community room and a playground are among the other amenities offered. Income restrictions apply.
Market-rate apartments, only, are available: two-bedroom apartments start at $1320; three-bedroom apartments start at $1550.