The development of lots in the Sherwood Heights area of Sidney, bought last year by the state Dormitory Authority for the Broome Developmental Disabilities Service Office, continued Thursday, a village official said.
A modular home was assembled on one lot, and there is another already on a foundation, Sidney Mayor Andrew Matviak said. The Dormitory Authority bought six lots on the north end of the site last year, he said. He did not know what their future plans were, but the other four lots will be used to support the two homes, he said.
A Broome Developmental spokesperson could not be reached for comment Thursday.
The agency provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families throughout Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins counties, according to its website.
Matviak said the homes will be “a nice addition to the area” the village has been redeveloping for more than a decade.
The area around Bird Avenue and Johnston Circle had been dominated by multi-family housing built to house workers during World War II. Many had fallen into disrepair and were bought by the village.
They were torn down about 10 years ago to make way for the redevelopment. So far, six single family homes have been built in the area.
The Greater Sidney Development Corp. owns five of the lots for future development, Matviak said.