People over age 60 are lining up to express their interest in the new Riverside Senior Residences, the new senior complex proposed at the closed Oleson's Food Store in Manistee. "We've had over 60 seniors call to express their interest in the new universally accessible housing that is part of the grand plan for the new senior complex," said Sarah Howard, Executive Director of the Manistee Council on Aging.
"We hope to build senior-friendly housing in two phases," said Dave Levitt, Partner with Third Coast Development based in Grand Rapids. "Each phase will include residences with about 45 units or a total of 90 units, including one and two bedroom residences. We've worked out the site plan, design and preliminary engineering with Integrated Architecture and we're now focusing on securing the financing to make this vision a reality." The Manistee Downtown Development Authority is scheduled to discuss the residences at their meeting on Thursday, March 2. Levitt also said that he expects the City of Manistee Planning Commission and City Council to consider their development package and requests for support in March and April.