Seabrook, NH North Branch Construction has begun the $11.5 million renovation of Cimarron Apartments located off I-95 on Batchelder Rd. Owned by Chartwell Holdings, Cimarron Apartments – which will be renamed Seabrook Village Apartments – offer quality, affordable housing to New Hampshire’s Seacoast and the North Shore of Mass.
North Branch will renovate six, 4-story residential buildings totaling 388 units, as well as a stand-alone, 2,400 s/f community building. Renovations will include improvements to kitchens and bathrooms, replacement of mansard roofs and trim, windows, replacement of five 10,000-gallon oil-fired furnaces with gas-fired furnaces, refurbishment of elevators, the addition of a new asphalt driveway to increase visitor parking spaces, life safety improvements, and the reconfiguration of the community building to repurpose its interior space to provide office space for management & leasing, as well as additional resident recreational uses. All apartments will remain occupied throughout construction, requiring the highest level of coordination by North Branch.
Burnell Johnson Architects are providing architectural design for the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The project is funded through Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) administered through the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA).