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January 26, 2011

Hoosier Village plans $32 million expansion

Hoosier Village retirement community center submitted its proposal to the Zionsville Planning Department to build four new facilities and bring more jobs to Zionsville, for a total estimated cost of $32 million.

According to Director of Planning Terry Jones, the proposal will likely be introduced to the plan commission at the Tuesday, Feb. 22, commission meeting.

Jones said it will be approved in February or March depending on “where things go” in talks with Hoosier Village.

“We’ve speculated we will issue permits in the spring,” Jones said.

Upon approval, the site will begin construction this summer with an expected completion in 2013.

The new construction will bring 50 full time job positions and more than 125 workers will be employed during construction.

HoosierVillageis a nonprofit and will not be responsible for paying taxes on the new construction.

Located near U.S. 465 and Michigan Road, Hoosier Village will build a new apartment complex to replace the original residence hall built in the 1960s and restored in 2001. The plan will also include 90 apartments with more accessible and comprehensive amenities. There will be eight studio apartments, 50 one bedroom apartments and 32 two bedroom apartments.

HoosierVillagehouses 325 residents, but will welcome many more upon the completion of the project.

“This will enhance our ability to meet the needs of incoming residents,” said Hoosier Village Executive Director Sally Keenan.

Also in the plan is the proposal for a new 23, 700 square-foot dining center and a new community and fitness center. The new dining center will seat 250 residents and have a more modern and efficient kitchen.

The community center will include additional exercise rooms, an indoor swimming pool and locker rooms.

According to a statement from Hoosier Village, the goal for the project is “to expand and update facilities and services to meet the needs of current and future residents, from those with an active lifestyle to those needing continuing levels of care.”

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