A $5.7 million senior complex broke ground in November on Dickerson just south of E. Jefferson. Called Dickerson Manor, the three-story structure will hold 66 units for independent seniors. Each apartment has two bedrooms and a patio or balcony.
The development features common space on each floor, an exercise room, hair salon, craft room and large community room. Outdoor gardens will include a gazebo and a walking path. Construction will wrap up in mid-summer, says Aimee Vito, project coordinator with developer MHT Housing
MHT also owns Jefferson Square, a senior complex that is adjacent to the one currently under construction. The company sees a high demand for new construction senior housing in the area, says Vito. "Jefferson is a major thoroughfare, so it's close to shopping and bus stops, all the things that seniors need to get to." She also credits a relationship with Jefferson East Business Association
in helping pave the way for the new development.
Dickerson East apartments will be income-restricted.
Sources: Josh Elling, Jefferson East Business Association and Aimee Vito, MHT Housing
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh