HARRODSBURG - A 42-bed assisted living center is one step closer to reality after the site development plan was given an OK by the Greater Harrodsburg/Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday night.
"We hope to have occupants going in by this time next summer," said Michael Conover, the developer of the center. "The zoning board has helped us move it along." He said the center will be much like the McDowell Place assisted living center in Danville.
The building, which will include five different room types, will be built on a 55-acre plot of land at the east end of Henrico Road and the south end of Fairview Court. In a telephone interview, Conover said it will be behind Golden Coral restaurant and will be convenient to Kroger and Walmart, which are south of the proposed center.
The center will have a cafeteria, and some of the beds will be dedicated to Alzheimer's Disease patients. Conover said within a year of completion of the main center, he hopes a dementia facility will be added. While not detailed in the development plan, Conover said he foresees the area around the assisted-living center being developed into single-family houses and duplexes for elderly residents.