Senior citizen community to bring 100 jobs in North Ogden

Wednesday , February 04, 2015 - 9:26 AM

Standard-Examiner correspondent

NORTH OGDEN – Residents will see some new options for senior living this fall. Plans are being finalized and construction will soon begin on an 8-acre senior citizen community on 1700 North and Washington Boulevard.

The community will include approximately 25 homes with a large assisted living and nursing home complex.

The community will also add 100 jobs to North Ogden, Mayor Brent Taylor said.

The facility, Village at Prominence Point is owned by a group of senior and assisted living communities that have similar set ups in other areas of the United States. “This will definitely be a good thing. The group has attractive and well-designed facilities in other parts of the country,” Taylor said.

Local real estate agent John Hanson helped broker the deal last summer. The development sits in about 30 acres of commercial land and will be a buffer between residential to the north and west and future commercial development to the south and west. Taylor said there is no commercial development set in stone, but the area is being looked at and worked on for future commercial growth.

Because it is an assisted living community, no zoning change is required, Taylor said. The community is set up to meet the needs of senior citizens at varying stages of life – those still wanting to live on their own to those that need some care in the assisted living facility to those that require full-time treatment in the nursing facility.

Some preliminary construction work is currently being done, but some other elements of the development are still going through the approval process. Taylor expects that to be finalized in a couple of months and thinks the construction will be complete by fall. “This is high quality senior living,” Taylor said.

When the proposal was first made, some residents surrounding the facility expressed some concern about the change it would make to the neighborhood, but most of the concern was around future commercial development. The council assured residents that the assisted/senior living community would prove to be a good buffer for the commercial growth. The council also assured residents at the time there would not be multi-family housing in the area.

“That is not happening,” Taylor said.

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