The Linda Loring Nature Foundation has invested in a new mid-island staff housing property, closing last week on a $2.7 million acquisition of 60 Hooper Farm Road.
The .31-acre lot includes two houses built in 2005 that have a total of eight bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is also room for expansion on the property, which is zoned R10. It had been listed for $2.75 million.
In a statement announcing the addition of the new staff housing, the foundation said: "This investment will allow LLNF to attract, hire, and retain quality year-round and seasonal employees to fulfill our mission. We also look forward to enhanced collaborations with the ability to host visiting researchers and project partners. The capacity to house our employees directly supports our strategic goals to diversify our staff and collaborations."
The units will serve both year-round and seasonal staff members.
“Staff housing is an important building block for the future of LLNF’s work," LLNF board chair Dan Drake said.