Elyria City Council moves two major projects for seniors forward 

Two major senior housing projects are one step closer to completion after Elyria City Council voted to approve a rezoning request for one and funding for the other.

The Council meeting started with a public hearing on a rezoning request made by the McGregor Foundation, seeking to turn 45 parcels off of Midway Boulevard from a business-neighborhood to general business district.

This clears the way for a PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) center to be built by McGregor and a 70-unit, 55-plus independent living facility built by CHN Housing Partners to be built on the land.

The PACE center, which will serve seniors not just in and from Elyria, but across Lorain County, will see a total investment of $6 million and create more than 40 permanent jobs. The CHN facility will cost $23 million to build.

McGregor representatives have said they hope to break ground in March, but the project’s final plans still need to be approved through the city.

Council also voted in favor of putting $250,000 toward the construction of another senior living facility, this one to be built on the current site of the Thomas Jefferson School at 615 Foster Ave.

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