New senior housing proposed for Centerville

June 3, 2013 by  

The Yankee Trace senior housing may soon be enlarged, thanks to the Centerville City Council’s decision to rezone the area.

The decision came May 20 and impacts the land bounded by Paragon Road, Social Row Road, and Sheehan Road. The 65-acre spot is located in south Centerville and would be an ideal spot to expand the existing senior facilities.

Although no specific number for housing starts was given, developers said the new construction would be comprised of several types of dwellings: retirement patio homes, attached homes, and single-family homes. It would appeal to “empty nesters” as well as older people who are downsizing. In addition to housing, the development would create a number of construction jobs for area residents, and could have an assessed value of more than $84m.

The rezoning does not permit retail establishments, nor would it be possible to build a five-story apartment building. Since it is aimed at the senior market, the new development would not add significant traffic to the area, nor would there be a huge influx of children into Centerville schools. However, both Sheehan and Paragon roads will be widened, and a new traffic signal will be placed at the intersection of Social Row Road and Paragon.

Developers will probably want to draw prospective buyers to the development, so they could work with brochure printers to develop a mailer targeting seniors. They might include floor plans of the various types of housing, and list the amenities to be found in the facilities. They could invite seniors to tour model homes as well.