|SunSet View gets a clean start with the new laundry facility|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
With all SunSet View Home tenant laundry traffic previously confined to a 90-square-foot room at the community center entrance, it became clear that a new laundry facility was going to be necessary at some point.
Ten years after identifying the need for a larger facility, SunSet View Homes moved all three washing and drying machines out of the cramped room due east into a recently completed 940-square-foot building. Along with the additional space, the building houses twice as many machines and a lounge room.
Front-loading handicap accessible washing machines is one new perk of the laundry room at SunSet View Homes.
“So far all of the tenants have really liked it,” Holyoke Housing Authority director Corey Zeiler said. “It’s much better than being crammed into a tiny room.”
With the additional machines, Zeiler said there hasn’t been nearly as many tenants waiting in line to use the laundry services.
Aside from the limited space of the previous room, another driving factor for the new facility was to make the laundry area handicap accessible. In the new area, two of the six dryers are handicap accessible as they are front-loading. All dryers are also front-loading. A handicap accessible bathroom was also constructed.
The new building includes a lounge room where tenants can fold clothes, play cards or rest while they wait for their laundry. A new 55-inch television was another welcomed addition to the facility.
Construction on the building was handled by Mike Smith Construction of Holyoke, beginning in July. The project was completed in November prior to Thanksgiving.
With the facility strictly for tenant use only, tenants will be able to access the building 24 hours a day with an identification card.
Centrally located within the SunSet View Homes property, a new laundry facility was recently completed for tenants.
SunSet View tenants are able to enjoy a new lounge room while they wait for their laundry to finish.
Holyoke Enterprise January 23, 2014