Plans for a new assisted-living facility in Columbus are on track after action taken Tuesday night by the Columbus City Council. Vivera Senior Living of Columbus, LLC wants to construct the facility at the former site of the Bartholomew County Annex at 1971 State Street. According to documents filed with the city, this $15 million project will consist of 114 total units. Fifty-two will be efficiency units and 62 will be one bedroom units.
The developer is requesting that the State Street site be designated as an Economic Revitalization Area. A public hearing on that component will be held at the next council meeting on September 4th. If the ERA designation is granted, that will allow the developer to apply for state tax credits needed to make the project financially feasible. Vivera officials say they will also be applying for local tax abatements.