Archive for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bonner building to be renovated for senior housing

July 31, 2012

A former nursing home facility in Bonner Springs is set to be remodeled as a senior housing apartment complex.

The Bonner Springs Planning Commission last week approved a site and landscape plan for Maple Ridge, 515 E. Morse Ave., which developers MRE Capital plan to convert from a mixed-use apartment/office complex to a 32-unit, age-restricted, senior housing apartment complex. When the building was built in 1968, it was used as a nursing home.

A floor plan provided to the commission shows the one-bedroom units in the building’s four wings with a remodeled community space in the center, including activity room, exercise and game room, sitting room, laundry room, a salon and storage space.

City staff recommended approval, waiving what the city normally would require for parking, two spaces per dwelling unit, which would be 64 spaces. The building has 48 spaces and the property doesn’t have room to create additional parking, but developers said it was not likely that all residents would have a vehicle.

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