New apartments for low-income seniors to be finished in December

Applications for Maple Brook at Golden Pond to be accepted starting Oct. 16

By Jeremy Nobile | Staff Writer Published:

Senior residents haven't been forgotten in Kent's redevelopment efforts.

While a slew of new apartments targeting a younger crowd are springing up across downtown, a new multi-million-dollar housing complex for seniors is almost ready to make its debut just a few miles away off S.R. 261.

Maple Brook at Golden Pond -- a $4.9 million, three-floor, 58,000-square-foot independent living facility for low-income seniors -- is slated for completion at the end of December, and residents should begin moving in this coming January.

The complex at 5421 Sunnybrook Road is being built and managed by Cleveland-based NRP Group, which also operates the Four Seasons at Kent facility on Horning Road that opened just more than a decade ago.

Joe Welker, NRP Group regional property manager, said Maple Brook at Golden Pond is an opportunity for the company to offer seniors a contemporary facility that offers modern accoutrements including fitness, library and computer rooms, storage lockers for transitioning residents and larger overall spaces. Activities, events and other services such as cholesterol screenings will be coordinated in conjunction with the Four Seasons facility.

Because Maple Brook at Golden Pond is still under construction, applications will be accepted at the nearby Four Seasons facility, 5956 Horning Road, beginning Oct. 16. For more information, call 330-968-4585, which is the permanent number for Maple Brook, but calls there will be automatically forwarded to Four Seasons while the building is completed. Email inquiries can be sent to maplebrook@nrpgroup.com.

The facility comprises 68 units: 23 one-bedroom units and 45 two-bedroom units.

Welker said the maximum income for a resident seeking a single-bedroom unit is $27,060. The maximum combined income for a duo seeking a two-bedroom unit is $30,960.

Welker said interest in the apartments has been "very high," noting many inquiries of the property have been spurred simply by word of mouth.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1126 or jnobile@recordpub.com

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