Senoia moves ahead with assisted living project

The Senoia City Council agreed Tuesday night to continue its plan to have an elderly care facility established in the city. The council voted unanimously to deed 7.34 acres on Coweta Street to the city’s Downtown Development Authority to facilitate the upcoming contract for the project.

The proposal considered by the council in July, and continued Tuesday, would lead to the construction of an assisted living center by Tranquil Village, LLC on the Coweta Street property recently surplused by the city. City Administrator Richard Ferry was asked at that time to gather information that could lead to a contract on the property. In his report to the council Tuesday, Ferry recommended that the property be deeded to DDA to move the projected forward.

Ferry at the July meeting explained that Tranquil Village was proposing to either pay $5,000 per acre for the seven-acre property or to construct a building of similar value to be used as a meeting place by the Boy Scouts.

The idea of creating an assisted living center is keeping with the city’s previously stated position that the property be used to develop a facility for elderly care, Ferry said.

Ferry on Tuesday night said the contract was still being negotiated, though he expected those talks to be completed sometime next week. Once completed, the contract will come before the council for consideration.

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