Plans unveiled for construction of assisted living facility


Future home of assisted living rbgBy Carol McIntire


Construction on an assisted nursing facility in Carroll County could begin as early as next month. Tom Nordquist, president of TDN Management Services, said Chaela Enterprises is on track and moving forward with the construction of a 62-bed assisted living facility with a wing for married couples on SR 9 north of Carrollton. The project represents a $6 million investment in real estate and buildings.

Plans are to open the facility in 2016. The 17-acre location is north of, and adjacent to, Carroll Meadows Golf Course and almost invisible from the state highway. Access will be provided to the site through a driveway off SR 9 just south of the intersection of Brenner Rd. If annexed, the facility could provide the village with approximately $6,000 in new income tax royalty based on an annual payroll of $600,000. Tait Carter, assistant economic development director for Carroll County, said Nordquist plans to annex the property to the village, which is possible, because it is located adjacent to the golf course, which is located within the village limits. “We are excited about working as a partner with the Golden Age Retreat to provide a full range of options for mature individuals in Carroll County as they consider senior living,” said Nordquist. “The campus leaves room for future expansion with the potential addition of independent living condominiums near the assisted living facility.”

Nordquist noted that as the population of the county ages, it is important to provide residents with a full range of choices so they can remain in the county. “The Chaela development is an important addition to the services offered to the residents of our county,” said Commissioner Robert Wirkner. Wirkner said commissioners approved a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) for the project recently and, if the school district approves the TIF, the project will move forward in the near future. The facility will employ a staff of 55 with an average wage of $15 per hour with a full fringe benefit package.