The well-manicured lawns of Franklin Square Village speak volumes about what kind of
place it is. Specifically, it is the kind of place that now boasts renovated apartments that
feature fully upgraded kitchens and bathrooms, freshly appointed with energy-efficient
appliances, quality flooring, and LED interior and exterior lighting fixtures. Where
improvements to site drainage were made to alleviate stormwater intrusion into ground
floor apartments. And where significant upgrades extended event to the community
building, including a new HVAC system, new flooring, and new furniture.
It is also the kind of place that is staunchly eco-conscious, with newly installed watersaving
plumbing fixtures and high-efficiency hot-water heaters. Where a solar-powered
chairlift transports physically challenged residents to the upper level. A place with
a bird-watching deck in its lush garden. And where every step was taken during
construction to consider the comfort and convenience of residents — which included
the provision of temporary relocation options when necessary.
All of which explains why it is also a place where many of the residents were moved to
send thank you notes to Fairstead once the work was complete.