Input Wanted on Concept for Senior Housing in Former School
Habitat for Humanity-Powhatan will host a Saturday, Oct. 30, community meeting on the possible conversion of two sections of the former middle school property into housing, nonprofit program space and a commercial kitchen.
That session will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Pocahontas Landmark Center and will be moderated by architect Burt Pinnock, principal and chairman of the board of Baskervill. Pinnock will listen to comments on proposed drawings, which were developed from two previous meetings.
In late July, AARP awarded Habitat-Powhatan an AARP Community Challenge – AARP’s Liveable Communities grant to explore Habitat’s possible development and design of 21 residences as well as a “Shed” senior socialization program for the refurbishment of ReStore furniture. Office/flex space for nonprofits as well as resident fitness and gathering spaces have been incorporated.
The housing would be for those 55 plus whose gross income is between 30 and 80 percent of the adjusted median income of $89,500. The property would need to be rezoned.
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