Conneaut Lake eyes apartment complex for seniors

The Meadville Tribune
By Jean Shanley
Saturday, January 17, 2015

CONNEAUT LAKE  ̶  A new senior housing apartment complex is being planned for Conneaut Lake Borough.

Borough Council at its most recent meeting approved a letter of support for the Hudson Group of Hermitage to apply for funding to erect a three-story building that will provide 40 one-bedroom apartments for senior citizens.

Hudson Group is exploring financing for the complex.  No timetable has been announced for when it could be built.

The complex will be built on three vacant lots presently owned by Alan Moss and bordered by Line Street on the north, Church Drive on the south, Fifth Street on the west and Ray Schneider’s Pipe Supply on the east.

Dick Holabaugh, president of Borough Council, said at the meeting that the plan is to build the complex to provide affordable housing for those 62 and older.

It will not be assisted living or Section 8 (low-income) housing, but it will be affordable housing.

He had no estimate of monthly rent.

Holabaugh said the Hudson Group is the company that constructed the dormitories at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Bill Eldridge, chairman of the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee and a member of council, said the borough has become an attractive investment site for the project in part because it future funded revitalization amenities that will enhance application for financing the project.

Wednesday’s borough council meeting was the first activity held at the new town hall, which has been donated to the borough last month by the Ron Anderson family.

Attempts to contact the Hudson Group were unsuccessful.