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Letter Supporting Local Senior Housing Development Approved by Cortland Common Council

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Tuesday night the Cortland Common Council voted to authorize a letter in support of a senior housing project being proposed by the Cortland Housing Assistance Council. 


The measure passed by a 7-1 tally, with Councilperson Troy Beckwith abstaining. Executive Director of the Cortland Housing Assistance Council Shawna Grinnell provides details on the next steps of the project and what it will ultimately look like once built.

We are hopefully going to propose a grant on December 6th to the state asking for funding so we can construct. It’s a three story building, going to have 53 units, and its just for seniors 62 years of age and older, said Grinnell.

The senior housing complex is projected to be built on River Street in Cortland, which provides easy access to places like grocery stores, restaurants and parks.

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