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Stonebridge Apartments will offer affordable housing to people in Merrill Submitted: 05/24/2018
Rose McBride
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Stonebridge Apartments will offer affordable housing to people in Merrill
MERRILL - People on the west side of Merrill will need to put up with the sound of construction this summer. What was once an empty lot will now be the site of the Stonebridge Apartments. The apartments are a new source of affordable housing in Merrill and should be complete by the late summer. 

When you're looking at Park Place apartments in Merrill, you might confuse the building with something else. 

"I think Park Place looks like a 1970s dormitory at UW Madison," said Merrill Area Housing Authority Executive Director Paul Russell.

But a new apartment complex being built just across the street is going to offer a different look.


"When people see the exterior of Stonebridge they're going to be really happy," said Russell. 

The new Stonebridge Apartments will offer an affordable housing option with features that will benefit its residents, like more space for handicap accessible rooms. 

"There's a segment of the population in the community that can't afford market rate housing and they need assistance," said Russell. 

Stonebridge Apartments will join Park Place and Westgate as one of three affordable housing options. 

People living at Park Place will move into 38 new units at Stonebridge after it's completed in late August or early September. 

"I'm totally excited, it'll be the first time I've lived in anything that was totally and completely brand spanking new," said Park Place resident Teresa Baker. 

A lot of changes are coming to Merrill Area Housing, but one thing that won't change is the sense of community. 

"We're all a big family here, that's what I like best I know that every time I go somewhere someone is going to be there to say hello and I say hello and see how they're doing," said Park Place resident Sharon Shouse. 


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