Kellie McGowan Presented Preliminary Plans for Affordable Senior Housing Development in Doylestown
During the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors September meeting, Kellie McGowan presented preliminary plans for a development that would include affordable housing for seniors at 280 North Broad Street. Because the area is currently zoned for light industrial, the township would need to make a change to allow housing to be built. Kellie said a big portion, but not all, of the development, would be reserved for senior housing. The developers are planning a mixture of income levels and age groups that combines market-rate units with affordable housing. It would include 60 one-bedroom apartments available to individuals 62 and older making less than 60% of the median income in the area. The building would be marketed to seniors who are veterans.
The emphasis on veterans is important, Kellie explained, because Bucks County has 18,000 vets 65 and older. Pennsylvania has the fourth largest veteran population of any state in the country, she added, and more than half are over 65.
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