The residents of Pioneer Haven have smiles on their faces as new appliances, cabinets, flooring, windows and bathroom fixtures were installed in their apartments.
“We revamped all the apartments from the ground up,” said Scott Heaton, director of the management division. “We’re fully committed to the Dickinson market.”
Pioneer Haven is a 6-acre complex, having 17 residential structures with 106 apartments and a community center. It provides low-income subsidized housing for individuals age 62 years and older.
It is owned by Peaceful Pioneer Parters LP, headquartered in Westlaske Village, Calif.
The $2.95 millions renovation project was launched in February and is expected to be completed by October, he said.
Two wings were added to the community center. One wing provides for increased laundry facilities — from four washers and dryers to seven. The hours will be increased to meet needs of the residents, said Manager Jennifer Lippert.
The second wing includes an area for handicapped accessible bathrooms and office space for the manager, maintenance, supervisor and service coordinator.
A service coordinator will be hired, pending approving of a federal grant, Heaton said.
“We made the offices more user-friendly, not only for the residents, but the management as well,” he said.
The community center renocations included flooring, security cameras, countertops, window and door repoairs and a coat of paint.
“It’s very nice — it’s nice to work here,” resident and RSVP+ volunteer Karen Ell said.
“It’s really nice in here — it’s beautiful and clean,” resident and RSVP+ volunteer Florence Berger said.
Pioneer Haven was built in three phases— 1973, 1976 and 1981. It was purchased by Peaceful Pioneer Partners in 2006.