Marilyn Ezdon: Find solution for senior housing project

Marilyn Ezdon: Find solution for senior housing project

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I would like the Winona City Council to reconsider its denial at their May meeting for the Cedar Brook Senior Co-op building in Pleasant Valley.

With 41 reservations for a 36-unit building, it is obvious there is a need for owner-occupied housing for senior adults.

On the positive side, I have heard that Wilson Township and Winona are continuing talks to reach an Orderly Annexation Agreement for Cty Rd 17.

Bradford Development is working on building modifications and a better visual to show how the co-op will fit at the back of this Pleasant Valley coulee. There currently are three houses along Cty Rd 17 in front of the 3-acre lot as well as an additional buffer between the houses and the co-op’s building lot.

The buffer will eventually hold more family housing. I do not think this building will detract anyone’s view being it is at the base of the bluff behind houses.

I am hoping for agreement from the city of Winona on this project soon, so Bradford Development does not have to move to Plan B, which is another location in a nearby city. Bradford, which built the successful Willow Brook Co-op in Winona, began this project idea two years ago. The land was chosen a year ago.

Winona and Wilson Township, please help make this happen soon.

Marilyn Ezdon, Dakota

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