Clarenville Senior’s Vil­lage comes to stand­still

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Front page - BY MARK SQUIBB Mark.squibb@thep­acket.ca

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.

FACE­BOOK PHOTO

This graphic from the Clarenville Senior Vil­lage Face­book page shows the pro­posed lo­ca­tion of the vil­lage.

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