60-unit senior housing complex eyed for Brimfield

Informational meeting is set for Tuesday at Town Hall

R-C staff report Published:

A proposal for a 60-unit senior housing complex in Brimfield will be explained at a meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Town Hall meeting room.

Neighborhood Development Services will outline its proposal for the complex, Casa Di Mento, which will be located at the northwest corner of Kelso and Pembroke drives in the Town Center District, across from the Altercare rehabilitation center.

"It's an informative community meeting for anyone who is concerned or interested in the proposed project," said Cheryl Wood, development specialist for NDS. "It's the time where they can come and voice their concerns and gather information."

Stacy Brown, director of asset management at NDS, said the proposal is in the first stage of application to the Ohio Housing Agency for tax credits to fund the project.

The proposal is for an L-shaped apartment building that will be available to people 62 years and older with low to moderate income. The units will be $300 to $500 per month depending on the resident's income.

The proposal, which has support from Brimfield Township trustees and Portage County commissioners, is due Feb. 21. Awards for the proposals will be released in Summer 2013. If NDS is awarded the funding it needs, Wood said the company hopes to start the one-year construction process in January 2014.

The complex, if built, will include multiple levels, a community room with a kitchen on the main floor, fitness center, library, computer room and soft walking terrain for the residents. Wood said she believes Casa Di Mento would be a great fit for the area.

"Brimfield is a growing community with a lot of amenities that are very beneficial to the elderly," Wood said. "The Town Center plan really is a great mix with us."

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  • Anything NDS is involved in needs to be gone over with a fine tooth comb. There is too much bad history with their contracts with people. Remember Jones and what he got for mowing lawns, Remember the house built for one of the big shots by the contractor that gets the contracts to build houses for NDS. Remember all the timber sold. No government should do business with an agency that has this kind of a record.