WoodCo President and CEO Dolph Woodman fielded questions from the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the proposed Heritage Place housing development.
Site plans for a 40-unit housing development and an expanded Casey’s General Store received unanimous support from the members of Bowling Green’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, February 5.
The first item up for discussion was the housing development, which will be known as Heritage Place.
The proposed housing development is being constructed by Woodco, Inc., which is headquartered in Billings, Mo.
As was previously reported by the Times, the property will be available exclusively for senior citizens over the age of 65 years of age, who wish to live independently.
The duplex-style housing will offer both 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Square footage will range from 665 square feet to 960 square feet.
WoodCo President and CEO Dolph Woodman was present to answer questions from the commission.
Woodman answered questions on the layout of each unit and the timeline for construction. According to Woodman, construction could begin as soon as August 2017. Chief among the commission’s concerns for the city were the impact this property would have on the city’s waste water and sewer facilities.
According to city officials, the addition of Heritage Place will have no significant impact on the city’s infrastructure.
“We are ready for it,” Mel Orf said during the meeting. Orf is the city’s building inspector and code enforcement officer. “Our sewer and waste water systems are patterned for planned growth.”
Woodman said that once the senior housing development is completed, the property will be maintained by WoodCo.
No one was present from Casey’s General Store to discuss their expansion.