Henrietta senior living community coming soon

Construction on new senior living community  in Henrietta.
Construction on new senior living community in Henrietta.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2019 at 5:57 PM CST
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A new senior living community will be accepting applications soon in Henrietta.

“We started the process last spring and had some delays due to weather but other than that we should be at the process where we start to lease,” said Fred Zellner, Community Manager of Pioneer Crossing Burkburnett.

Pioneer Crossing senior home will be first of its kind in the Henrietta community. It is a tax credit complex which means its income restricted and you have to be 55 or better to live there. The complex has one and two bedrooms sizes ranging from 750 sq ft to 1000 sq ft. The community is conveniently located just off of 287 behind the Pecan Shed. Economic Development Director Rick Langford said this type of housing is something that is much need in the area.

" Our unemployment level is down close to 3%. We have created some jobs and we need workers to fill these jobs and in order to have worker we have to have someplace to live so we been aggressively working on housing here in Henrietta," said Langford.

Though many of the seniors moving in might be retired Langford thinks their relocation to Pioneer Crossing is still a win for everyone.

“Some seniors looking to downsize and get away from lawn-care and maintenance and other additional expenses can cut them. From the city’s' perspective if they sell their existing homes in Henrietta their going to free up property for younger couples, maybe something more affordable than a new home and we are lacking that in this area right now, so we are hoping that this will take care of some that,”said Langford.

Langford says that he’s been getting calls almost daily about the apartments. He thinks -it’s going to be great for the economy in Henrietta.

Weather permitting the community will be done by the end of February.

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