New seniors complex for Girard?

GIRARD — After years of discussion, city officials are trying to move closer to replacing the old North Avenue School building with a second facility for senior citizens.

Members of council gave a first reading to legislation that would authorize the service director to enter into a contract with Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority and Dr. Chander Kohli, current property owner, for the demolition of the school building on North Avenue.

Donald W. Emerson Jr., executive director of TMHA, said the housing authority would then place a mid-level senior complex with about 40 units on one parcel of the property. Kohli would maintain ownership of the rest of the property.

TMHA currently operates an 80-unit facility in the city. Emerson said the new facility, if built, would help take some of the demand off of the existing facility.

For more, see Tuesday's Vindicator and

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