KEYSER - A development company is exploring the possibility of constructing a senior housing complex on Pine Swamp Road, according to Mineral County Commission president Richard Lechliter.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - A development company is exploring the possibility of constructing a senior housing complex on Pine Swamp Road, according to Mineral County Commission president Richard Lechliter.
Lechliter announced this week that the Woda Group Inc., based in Westerville, Ohio, has performed studies of the housing situation in the county and “they believe there is a need” for a housing complex for senior citizens.
Woda is the same company that operates Bayberry Apartments on U.S. Route 220 and Bayridge Greene on Pine Swamp Road, and the site they are looking at is located between Bayridge and the Mineral County 911 Center.
Lechliter said the proposed facility would include six units with apartments for a total of 38 families.
The parcel of land is 4.2 acres.
The Woda Group has created over 9,000 housing units in rural, suburban and urban settings across 13 states and its management arm maintains over 200 properties, according to the group’s website, wodagroup.com.
When Woda proposed building Bayridge Greene in 2013, a number of Pine Swamp area residents opposed the plan, and called a public meeting with the county commissioners to express their concerns.
This week, the commissioners said a public meeting to discuss this last proposal could be a possibility, if the need arises.