Alexandria – New housing options for seniors 55 and older may soon be available in Alexandria.
At its meeting on Tuesday, December 27, the Alexandria City Council approved a preliminary planning unit development application submitted by Broadway Garden Estates, LLC.
The project includes two buildings that will be constructed in stages. A senior housing (Phase 1) with a 50 unit residential garage and his 4 storey senior housing of 80 units with a 3 storey house and main level. Parking lot (Phase 2).
The building is located east of South Broadway, south of 34th Street, and just north of Lakewood Terrace.
Broadway Garden Estates currently manages two apartments in Alexandria, Bridgewater Estates and Legacy of Alexandria.
The project’s developer and lead investor is INH Properties, which has 41 years of experience in multifamily housing and manages over 7,000 units statewide.
In a letter to the city, INH said the Phase 2 building would be aimed at people aged 55 and over, but wanted the flexibility to allow general occupancy if market demand conditions supported it. said.
The site includes a dilapidated single-family home and a surrounding 20-acre parcel that includes wetlands. INH said it plans to create a Redevelopment Tax Increased Financing (TIF) district to make the project economically viable.
All road and common area elements will be constructed and maintained by INH.
In a letter to the city, INH said the demand for senior housing was confirmed in a third-party housing survey last September.
At Tuesday’s meeting, city planner Mike Weber also commented on demand. “It’s no secret that this type of housing continues to be needed,” he said.
Both projects will be built on wooden frames with varying pitched roofs to give the area an architectural appeal, INH said. Combining different styles of stone and brick can add an aesthetic touch to your facade.
Facilities include an onsite manager’s office, community room, fitness center, elevator, mail and package lockers, craft room, game room, and salon.
Construction is expected to begin by April or May, with Phase 1 units expected to open by August 2024. Phase 2 buildings will begin in the fall of 2024 and are expected to open by late 2025.
In addition to the planned unit development, the council approved conditional use permits, zoning district amendments, and final plans for the project. The land is currently zoned for general commercial use and single and dual family homes.
The property owner is Sally Harberts of Alexandria. The application lists James Illies of Waite Park as the developer of Broadway Garden Estates. Nyberg Surveying and Landteam have partnered on this project.
Council zoning approval requires each building to be connected to a utility. building permits and signature permits; 260 parking spaces are available. Exterior lighting away from homes and public roads. A final drainage plan will be reviewed by a city engineer and 17 feet of right-of-way on his 34th Street side of the site will be dedicated to the county. The final face value was approved subject to the park’s dedication fee of $34,434.