BEAVERCREEK — Traditions of Beavercreek Senior Living facility opened a couple of months ago and are already requesting the City for permission to construct phase two of their facility, due to popular demand. The City will make their final decision during the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting on July 10.
The Traditions of Beavercreek Senior Living facility, for adults age 55 and older, is located on the corner of Grange Hall Rd. and Shakertown Rd. on Grayson Lane. It’s located on 20 acres and provides the residents with a park-like feel by providing walking paths and an abundance of nature. Due to popular demand, the need for additional independent living garden cottages are high. Traditions of Beavercreek has a long waiting list for the current 12 units already occupied. To better serve the need, the expansion will allow for 14 four-unit garden home buildings and five two-unit garden home buildings to be added, summing up to an additional 66 cottages.
“After having an open house for the neighbors, we found that they wished to keep the park-like feeling,” Representative of Traditions of Beavercreek Senior Living, Mike Wagner said. “The neighbors said if we could keep that, they would help maintain it as best as they could and that they supported the project.”
An issue of existing landscaping was an issue with council as well. At this time, a specific site plan has not been developed, but with the addition to the facility, they would try hard to keep all the greenery that is already in place. The other issue that was addressed by council was if there were going to be additional residents and more traffic to the area, if a traffic light would be necessary. City staff indicated that it was too early to tell, but would be addressed during the rezoning stage.
“It’s a perfect use for this space and we are excited to see growth in Beavercreek,” City of Beavercreek Mayor, Bob Stone said. “I would like to keep it residential and non-intrusive as possible. I hope the applicant keeps that in mind.”
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.