Carolina Village plans to expand its campus to serve the next generation of retirees: baby boomers.
Plans have been submitted to the city of Hendersonville to expand the Carolina Village retirement community by nine units, with a combination of cottage- and apartment-style housing.
“We’re getting ready to serve the next generation of retirees, the baby boomers, which is the largest demographic in some time,” said Executive Director Kevin Parries. “We’re just trying to prepare and provide those services so we can meet the needs in Henderson County.”
Part of the overall project includes 54 units of cottage-style housing west along Carolina Village Road toward Clear Creek Road. The proposed “Clear Creek Cottages” would divide the 54 units among six duplexes and seven “six-plexes.”
The cottages are aimed for independent living similar to the cottages already at Carolina Village. A clubhouse with gardens is also included in the plans.
Carolina Village is proposing to rezone the Clear Creek Cottages property from medium density residential to planned residential development. The land would also have to be annexed into the city Hendersonville.
The other side of the project calls for additions to the current campus. A four-story, 36-unit apartment building called Lakeside Apartments would be placed next to Carolina Village’s main campus building. Plans show that the building will sit by Tranquil Lake where garages currently are.
The independent living apartments are one- to two- bedroom units with their own balconies. Thirty-six parking spaces would be located under the building.
Other additions tied with Lakeside Apartments include a 10-unit garage and covered parking spaces nearby, as well as a new maintenance building near the Carolina Village entrance.
More than 500 people reside at Carolina Village. Parries said the expansion plans came from a two-year strategic planning process to see how they could meet the needs of current and future residents.
“We did that strategic planning, looking at our current property, what are the best uses of that property to be able to meet the growing of people who move here for retirement or move from Hendersonville into a retirement community as their needs change,” Parries said.
A neighborhood compatibility meeting for the project is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 30 at the City Operations Center on Williams Street in Hendersonville.