To help address Bar Harbor’s ongoing affordable housing crunch, the Jackson Laboratory has started construction of a 24-apartment complex there, less than a mile from the nonprofit biomedical research institution’s headquarters.

The lab has a staff of over 1,500 in Bar Harbor and is Downeast Maine’s largest employer.

The complex, called Woodlands Lane Apartments, is a housing initiative designed specifically for the lab’s employees. It’s located on Route 3, the primary travel corridor on the Bar Harbor side of Mount Desert Island. Read more