(Photos) Updated: Senior Housing Going Up on Redan Road

Lane Manor will have one bedroom units for ages 62 and up. Updated: Construction is coming along on the senior housing project.

Update on Aug. 12:

Six months into construction, Lane Manor continues to take shape. The roof is up on the housing units. At this point you can envision how the finished product will look.

Update on July 22:

The Lane Manor senior housing project on Redan Road looks quite different than it did a few months ago during its .

A second story is going up, and there's more to come. Check out the latest photos.

Stay tuned to Patch for more updates and photos on the project.

Here is the original story on Lane Manor:

A 54-unit senior housing project is going up on Redan Road near S. Hairston Road.

Lane Manor will have one bedroom units for people age 62 and older will be part of a single structure that includes areas such as a multi-purpose room for games and meeting events, fitness room, activities, arts and crafts, laundry and library, say those involved in the project.

The $5 million development's owner is the non-profit RHF Housing Inc. of Long Beach, Calif. It provides housing and services to senior citizens, low income families and people with disabilities.

“DeKalb County is in need of more affordable housing,” said Florence Webb, senior project manager at RHF, which also has senior housing projects in Smyrna, Milledgeville, Macon and Columbus.

Work started on the project the around the first week of February and is expected to be completed by next February, said Allen Wiggins, president of , of Woodstock. The property is now going through grading work.

Lane Manor will be near a Mexican restaurant, gas stations, a child care facility, and the Hairston Crossing shopping center.

There will be six accessible units in the HUD-funded project, but it is not a care provider type facility, Wiggins said: It is for “ages 62 and older that are mobile and independent.” There will be management staff on hand.

Because the project will comply with HUD’s Section 3 local economic development provision, "we’ll advertise in the paper, try to find the appropriate individuals that will work with us on the project,” Wiggins said.

Lane Manor will have a groundbreaking on Monday, March 26, 10 a.m.

Lucas Roberts March 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I see this project as a negative indicator towards the improvement the built environment in our area. We may need senior housing in the area - but do we need senior housing on virgin land? Can we not have a local owner or a local Architect on the project? Do we need to add another intersection onto Redan? The impact to traffic is enough to rethink the projects location and purpose. Why can't developers, who are from California! Stop building whatever they want wherever they want. Why can’t we employee local Architects to design it? Why can't they tear down one of these abandon strip malls or take a series of for sale properties on Hairston? We still have an abundance of for sale houses and retail outlets? Bad move on the county letting this happen - and bad move for the community for letting another developer come in and put down anything they want. The area already has low budget and low quality properties - now another one is being added to our community while another business outside of the state is going to profit by negativity impacting our community. Finally, I hope I am 100% wrong on this, but even the project sign is located in a hard place to read - I do not think they care too much about the project or us. Thanks RHF Housing of Long Beach California and MGroup of Houston Texas for bring what this community needs- Another intersection at the bottle neck in the road AND more first generation buildings!
April Johnson March 13, 2012 at 01:18 PM
I agree with Lucas. While I think it is noce to have senior and accessible housing in our area, couldn't they have rehabbed one of the run down and/or underutilized complexes already built. I can think of a handful of locations right off the top of my head that would have been better than razing one of the few untouched spots left in the community.
Stacy L March 13, 2012 at 03:27 PM
We have so many shuttered businesses and overgrown parking lots. Why are we even considering tearing out valuable tree cover for this project? I'm thrilled it's not another pawn shop or liquor store, but surely the county could have used better policy for placement of this new business. We are losing so many acres of trees every day. Here's a quote from Discovery News: "A new U.S. Forest Service analysis of 20 U.S. cities, including Atlanta Ga. pegs urban tree loss at about 4 million trees a year. That decrease translates into an astronomical annual loss in environmental services, such as reduced heating and cooling costs, when you consider that each tree represents as much as $2,500 in such services during a its lifetime (a return rate three times greater than tree care costs), the forest service says."
Frederick head March 10, 2013 at 05:42 PM
I would like for some of your staff to give me information. About move in date the amount and do I have to sign up, to be eligible. ?
Leslie Johnson March 10, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Hi Frederick, information about Lane Manor is to the right of the article under "PDFs." It's a flyer all about the project with contact info.


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