Ground Breaking Held for Commons at Little Bark Creek—New 66-Unit Senior and Senior/Multigenerational Housing Development in Sandusky County

(Commons at Little Bark Creek is a 66-unit new construction senior housing development in Freemont developed by Herman & Kittle Properties and WSOS Community Action)

July 20, 2015—A partnership between Herman & Kittle Properties and WSOS Community Action helped to create a senior/multigenerational development in Freemont, Ohio. Commons at Little Bark Creek consists of a three-story senior elevator building with 32 one-bedroom apartments and 28 two-bedroom apartments. The senior/multigenerational homes consist of 6 four-bedroom units within three duplexes. Each two-story home features a senior bedroom with separate bathroom and personal space on the first floor and three bedrooms and full bath on the second floor.

The $10 million development features amenities to encourage interaction between families and seniors living in the development. They include: on-site management, exercise room, computer center, large outdoor patio, media room, library, community room with kitchen, laundry facility, dog park, picnic area with grill, garden area with raised beds, social services and activities, wellness room, game room, and tot-lot.

Homes contain central air-conditioning, kitchen appliances, pantry, patios/balconies, ceiling fans, walk-in closets, window blinds, washer/dryer hookups, and dishwashers. The four-bedroom homes include front porches and patios. WSOS Community Action handles onsite supportive services, linking residents to local job programs, educational opportunities, and health care/wellness programs.

Commons at Little Bark Creek was developed using a combination of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and an HDAP loan administered through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, and a construction loan provided by Riverhills Bank. Equity investment was provided by Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing. 



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