The Belmar area is becoming a booming location for people to live, and while the options are becoming more and more diverse, one group hasn’t been specifically served yet — seniors.
Metro West Housing Solutions aims to change that with …
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Metro West Housing Solutions aims to change that with CityScape at Belmar, its third senior specific housing unit. CityScape will feature 130 homes for seniors, ages 62 and older, at cost-effective prices.
“It (CityScape) will let seniors have everything at their fingertips,” said Tami Fischer, executive director and CEO of MWHS. “This will be a phenomenal option for seniors who like to be in active places.”
The groundbreaking for the development was held at Valkarie Gallery in Block 7 at Belmar on July 10 and gave city staff, developers and community partners their first chance to hear about CityScape.
“Metro West has set a high benchmark with developments like Lamar Station (Crossing),” said Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy. “This new development is so important because it rounds out the range of housing options in Belmar.”
Amenities — which Fischer said are extremely important to senior residents — include a community room with a bistro and kitchen, fitness and wellness facilities and a community garden.
“We’ve found in our other communities that gardens are great for seniors,” said Brendalee Connors, asset manager with MWHS. “They build community and keep seniors active.”
Connors said that MWHS did focus groups with residents at its two other senior residences to see what kind of features are important to them. It is from these groups that ideas like the wellness facility and other amenities came from.
“CityScape is really exciting because there is a large need for senior housing in the area and because we’ll be offering market rate senior living,” said Connors.
Like all MWHS’ developments, residents will selected based on an application process that includes income levels.
MWHS’ reputation proceeds it, and due to the success of its past developments, there are already more than 300 people expressing interest in CityScape.
“We do have a high benchmark set for us, but we don’t disappoint,” said Fischer.
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