Proctor’s Landing moving forward

Published 11:18 am Thursday, July 16, 2015

ROME TOWNSHIP — Taking the comments from the public and translating them into design plans is the next step in creating Proctor’s Landing, a 56-unit affordable senior housing complex near Wyngate Riversedge, across from Fairland Middle Schools.

“We’re going through the design work and permitting,” said Ralph Kline, assistant executive director of the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization.

Last month the project to build a 56-unit complex for independent senior living received needed tax credits. Without it the $92 million project couldn’t move forward.

The tax credits were awarded by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency along with a grant of $750,000.

This was the third time for the project to try to get the tax credits requested by the CAO that is partnering with PIRHL Developers of Cleveland.

The project was originally slated for acreage across from Fairland East Elementary School. But the lack of required sewer lines made the project cost-prohibitive, costing it the credits.

The complex was then moved to across from Fairland Middle. That brought out protests from many in that neighborhood who began a petition drive against the project.

There will be 19 one-bedroom and 37 two-bedroom apartments with rents for those on fixed incomes. Residents must be at least 55 years old.

Final design and closing is expected by January of 2016 with the project to be opened in 2017, Kline said.