Council OKs more Heritage Greens senior housingHeritage Greens on Hudson’s southeast side moved a step closer to completion Dec. 7 when the City Council approved a final plat subdividing one of the last large parcels in the planned neighborhood.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
Heritage Greens on Hudson’s southeast side moved a step closer to completion Dec. 7 when the City Council approved a final plat subdividing one of the last large parcels in the planned neighborhood.
The survey map approved by the council creates 11 two-family residential lots, four one-family lots, and two larger outlots. All of the property is on the west side of Heritage Boulevard, north of the future Heritage Market commercial area.
Gerrard Companies of La Crosse plans to build 11 twin-home structures (22 units) on the two-family lots. The company will purchase the property from T V & H Properties, headed by Heritage Greens developer C.R. Hackworthy.
The homes will be an addition to Gerrard’s Heritage Cottages senior townhouses on the east side of Heritage Boulevard. The first 24 units built earlier this year filled quickly.
Gerrard will build the twin homes (as it did the townhouses) with financing through state and federal tax-credit programs. The company must reserve a percentage of the units for seniors (age 55 and older) with low or moderate incomes to be eligible for the government financing.
“We’re looking forward to another great project up here,” Paul Gerrard told the council.
Gerrard Companies also built and manages the Boulder Ridge mixed-use building at the corner of Dominion Drive and Hosford Street. Businesses occupy the first floor of the building and senior apartments are on the second and third floors.
Gerrard told the City Council that his company would be entering into an agreement with the government to maintain the new Heritage Cottages as senior housing for 60 years.
Part of the plan for the new twin homes is to use a number of small rain gardens (generally, one in front of each lot) to absorb storm water.
T V & H Properties will retain ownership of the four new single-family lots for now, Community Development Director Dennis Darnold reported.
Darnold said one of the outlots will become a private street – Ivy Green. The other will later be subdivided to create nine one-family lots and provide for the extension of Promise Boulevard, he said.
See the December 17th print edition of the Star-Observer for other action from this meeting.