The Birches at Fishkill (Proposed 2017)
22 Robert Kasin Way
Beacon, NY 12508

The Birches at Fishkill (Proposed 2017)

The Birches at Fishkill is the latest concept from Birchez Associates, an award-winning developer of affordable housing in the Hudson Valley. Seniors age 55 and older who are income-qualified will be eligible to live in this community. The plan calls for 72 elegant affordable senior-housing apartments situated on the beautiful Elant at Fishkill nursing home campus.


Economic Impact

• $16 million-plus project 

• $6.9 million in compensation for construction-related jobs 

• $940,000 in annual compensation for permanent jobs 

• $1.4 million spending by residents on local goods and services 

• $1.2 million spending by the facility and by those locally employed directly or indirectly because of the facility


Fishkill First

Birchez’s Fishkill First Local Community Contracting Plan 

• Encourages local contractors and suppliers in at least 19 trade categories represented by at least 73 local businesses to participate in bidding process 

• Creates micro-business opportunities


Housing Details

• 72 newly configured apartments with elevator accessability 

• ALL fully ADA handicap accessible 

• State-of-the-art e-call systems in bed and bath directly notify first responders, including onsite staff 

• LEED green building-design standards, Energy Star components use 20% to 30% Less energy than federal requirements 

• Amenities include theater, media room, community room, game room, library 

• Fitness center and athletic trainers onsite at no additional charge to residents 

• Elant at Fishkill medical and rehabilitation services next door 


Fishkill Senior Housing Needs

• 62-plus segment represents 19% of total population 

• 33% of 65-plus segment is disabled 

• 2013-2017 Dutchess Consolidated Plan suggest many senior households wish to remain in area but cannot afford to stay in their homes


Dutchess Senior Housing Needs

• 60-plus segment surged 28% in Last decade (overall population grew 6.6%) 

• 65-plus population growing faster than state average 

• 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan calls “more affordable rental opportunities” for low-income seniors a “priority” need