After significant delays related to COVID-19, Tober Building Co. now is wrapping up construction on the second phase of Stoney Pointe Commons. New tenants are expected to move in by the end of August.
The construction, which began in the fall of 2019, included the addition of 45 new one-bedroom apartments to the already existing 68 units, creating a U-shaped building. Twenty-three of the new units are designated for homeless individuals, and 22 are for those with a disability.
Although the new units look like the previously built portion of Stoney Pointe, they are unique in their construction. For this phase, the construction included ToVee modular units, which were built in a factory and then shipped to the construction site. They then were installed using a crane and welded together. The advantage to the modular approach is that it allowed construction time to be cut in about half, compared to conventional construction.
The front desk will be staffed 24/7, and tenants will be able to access case management, as well as services for psychiatry, nursing, substance abuse and employment. They also will be able to utilize an on-site computer lab and free Wi-Fi. All tenants pay 30% of their income toward rent. After one year, they can choose to leave with a community-based voucher.
Stoney Pointe is a collaboration between CSS, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, National Church Residences (which manages the property), and Tober Building. Tober is the developer and 49% owner of the facility, while CSS is the majority owner. The Phase 2 project was awarded tax credits for development of the additional units.