Senior Housing has been identified as a priority by the Escalon City Council and a special workshop about the topic is set for Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
“The City has about 18 acres of park land located north of Hogan-Ennis Park, which is where Council is considering a senior housing project,” explained City Manager Dominique Romo. “The City Council has discussed this need for some time and have been interested in finding a developer to bring a senior housing project that fits the needs of the community.”
The Council conducted workshops last spring and compiled a list of requirements, amenities, and project needs for the development.
“City staff drafted a Request for Proposals/Qualifications (RFP/Q), which was approved by the City Council in June 2021. It was released but the City did not receive any proposals,” added Romo.
The RFP/Q was brought back to the Council at its March 21, 2022 meeting by Mayor Pro Tem Robert Swift and Councilmember Peter Krumeich to discuss possible revisions to the document.
The goal of the revisions, said Romo, was “to generate more interest from potential senior housing developers, which include identifying a maximum acreage offering of the park and a maximum amount of fee credits the Council would be willing to apply towards the project.”
This workshop will also provide community members an opportunity to update the project’s goals, amenities, and any additional accommodations.
The Escalon City Council will host the Senior Housing workshop beginning at 6 p.m., in the Council Chambers on McHenry Avenue.
For those that do not want to attend in person or are unable to get to the meeting, it will be available for viewing at home.Join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/323691381