The developers of a senior living center in Union can now move forward with architectural plans and possibly break ground this spring.
The Union Board of Aldermen Monday night approved the Oak View Village subdivision plat on 28.11 acres located south of the Union Firehouse No. 3 off Denmark Road. The property is west of Progress Parkway.
Steve and Milton Goldenberg, with Golden Management, are planning a 47-unit senior living center.
“We are really optimistic that we can start in the next 60 days,” said Steve Goldenberg.
Alderman Dustin Bailey asked if there are plans to put in a walking trail that would lead to the future Veterans Memorial Park.
“We want to be as much part of the park and walking trail as we can,” said Goldenberg.
The first lot will be Phase I of the project which calls for a 47-unit senior living center. The second lot, or Phase II, would be prepared for future development. Lot three would be the remaining portion of the property which is under contract with the Union R-XI School District.
The first two lots will be accessed by Progress Parkway.
Plans call for a village for people 55 years and older and their spouses. Children could not live in the development. The Oak West Village would be maintenance free for residents and would include a clubhouse.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) approved the request by Golden Management, in January after determining a need for this senior housing in Franklin County.
The development will be eligible for state and federal tax credits.
It is not subsidized, nor assisted living, city officials said.
Goldenberg said the units will have a masonry front, there will be no garages and they will be built on slabs.
Last year, Goldenberg told aldermen that he met with County Seat Senior Center representatives who support the plans and agree that there is a need for additional senior housing in the area.
Goldenberg also told city officials that there was a market study conducted that indicated the need for more housing in Union geared toward senior citizens.
The developers had a similar request more than three years ago, but that development was not approved by MHDC.
Golden Management operates several developments, including one built 40 years ago, and the owners have said they have no plans to build and then sell the senior living community.
The Goldenbergs were the developers of the Jack in the Box and QuikTrip.