Work Is Complete On Trails At Malone

Renovation work is complete on the Trails at Malone. Karen Johnson takes a look.


The 128-unit affordable housing development is formerly known as Indian Trails, and the developers took the opportunity recently to show off the results of their efforts.
Renovation efforts cost roughly $19 million, and were led by WinnCompanies, a Boston-based development firm. Planning and work on the property began late in 2014.
The development houses 243 low-income residents, making it one of the largest affordable housing communities in the north country. Construction of the project created 103 jobs, 45 percent of which were sourced from Franklin County, according to a Tuesday press release from WinnCompanies. Though no new apartments were built, each unit received new roofing, siding, windows and appliances, as well as interior rehabilitations.The project also focused on energy efficiency, implementing natural gas heating and low-flow plumbing fixtures, earning a “green communities” designation from Enterprise Community Partners. I’m Karen Johnson.