GREAT BARRINGTON — An 11-unit affordable housing complex on State Road is on the verge of beginning construction.

Forest Springs, which will be located at 316 State Road, will break ground in early to mid-April, according to June Wolfe, property manager for Construct Inc., a local nonprofit affordable housing organization..

Wolfe reported that funding is in place for the project.

"We just got the construction budget [Friday], which we'll be looking over this weekend," she said.

The groundbreaking and subsequent construction timeline is not yet confirmed, she said, "but we're close to knowing all that."

In 2012, Construct purchased a 13-acre site at 314 State Road. On the site, she said, is the building that formerly housed the offices of Hi-Fidelity magazine. Hi-Fidelity, published from 1950 to 1989, provided information about electronic, audio and recording equipment.

Construct Inc., subdivided the lot and put 12 acres into conservation restriction.The group plans to use the remaining acre for three buildings, said Wolfe.

"Our building lot is the parking lot for what was then the Hi-Fidelity offices," she said.

The complex will provide four one-bedroom units, five two-bedroom apartments and a three-bedroom unit, Wolf said. The rents will range from 30 percent of the average area income to 60 percent of the average area income.

"These are figures that vary from year to year," she said. "As a rule, the figures for South County are a little more than the national average."

The town's Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday heard an update on the project, which already has a comprehensive permit for use, according to Town Planner Christopher Rembold.

Construct presently oversees the Pine Woods Affordable Housing complex in Stockbridge, a four-unit apartment building in Lee and the Hillside Apartments on Hillside Avenue.

The Forest Springs project is separate from another affordable housing project at 100 Bridge St., Wolfe noted.

The 100 Bridge St. project just received the necessary approval from state Department of Environmental Protection on its plan to clean up contamination on the site.

Reach staff writer Derek Gentile at 413-496-6251.