Needed Senior Living Complex Proposed Along West Broadway

By Tim Rohwer | www.nonpareilonline.com | September 22, 2016

A senior housing project has been proposed along the West Broadway corridor.

Illinois-based development firm Brinshore is requesting city council approval Monday to build a 49-unit, three-story apartment building, along with two duplexes and two triplexes south of First Avenue between South 28th and South 29th streets.

The facility would be called West Broadway Village. With council approval, the project could begin next summer and would be the company’s first development in Council Bluffs, according to company spokesman Todd Lieberman. Brinshore is the master developer for the Highlander Neighborhood revitalization project in north Omaha.

“We’re excited to be working with the city of Council Bluffs to revitalize that area and bring in more senior housing,” Lieberman said. “There is a strong demand for more senior housing in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.”

Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh believes the project is certainly needed.

“One of the things the city lacks is senior living facilities on the west end of town,” he said.

The triplexes and duplexes would be located on the north side of Second Avenue and would feature pitched roofs and cottage-style designs for compatibility with the residential neighborhood across the street.

“We worked closely with city staff to put together a plan to match the scale and character of the homes across the street,” Lieberman said.

The apartment building would be centrally located within the project, showing an elongated style with a flat roof designed to have an urban appearance consistent with the recommendations in the city’s West Broadway corridor plan.

The apartment building and the cottage-style housing units would be a mix of one- and two-bedroom models, Lieberman said.

There would also be a mix of market and affordable-rate units for people 55 years old and older, he added.

A total of 59 off-street parking spaces would be provided for the tenants.

Tim Rohwer; trohwer@nonpareilonline.com

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