Attractive, affordable option slated for fall 2018 opening
Construction is beginning on attractive, affordable housing designed for senior citizens, located at the Dearborn Town Center Senior Living apartments.
Joining Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. in breaking the ground for the building on Nov. 1 were City Councilmen Robert Abraham and Mark Shooshanian; community and business leaders; and officials from Redico, a partner and developer; MHT Housing, a partner; and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
The Senior Living building will have 77 one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments. Slated to open in fall 2018, the three-story building will include a salon, reflection room, parlor, library, activity and multipurpose rooms, theater, lounge, fitness center and a second-floor outdoor terrace.
“We’re pleased to mark this groundbreaking so that our senior citizens have even more options for living in Dearborn,” said Mayor O’Reilly. “This building has a great design, is convenient to shopping, public transportation and other services, and residents can also easily walk in the downtown for restaurants and entertainment.The building also has plenty of amenities that senior citizens are looking for.”
The building is at Calhoun and Michigan Avenue in Dearborn’s east downtown.
Joining Mayor O’Reilly in the brief ceremony and digging the first shovel of dirt were Dale Watchowski, president and CEO of REDICO; Samantha Eckhout, senior vice president from REDICO; Donna McMillan from partner MHT Housing; and Andy Martin, director of development for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).
Also part of the groundbreaking were Mohamed Ayoub and Jeff Polkowski from the City Planning Division, Corporation Counsel Debra Walling, and Economic and Community Development Department Director Barry Murray. All had a role in bringing the senior housing plans to fruition.
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