Clarenville Senior’s Village comes to standstill
Plans for the Clarenville Senior’s Village have come to a bit of a standstill, says realtor Rod Murphy.
“It looks like it may be delayed a year,” Murphy explained to The Packet, adding that he hopes construction will begin in the spring.
The Seniors Village was first announced on Facebook in June of 2017, and promoted as being “a new community designed” just for seniors coming in the fall of 2018.
The Facebook group promised homes and apartments, with rent starting at $600 a month and access to a community centre that included a bingo hall, games room, woodworking shop, art room and more.
Murphy, who will be responsible for renting out the units, says work is still being done to make the village a reality, but could offer little as to why the work was being held up.
He added that there are already about 300 names on the waiting list of potential renters.
About 50 acres of land (spread out behind the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital and the Random square shopping mall) owned by Shoal Investments Ltd. has been allotted for the senior’s village.
This graphic from the Clarenville Senior Village Facebook page shows the proposed location of the village.