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Sellersville approves age-restricted apartments


A new age-restricted apartment building is poised to be built in Sellersville.

On Monday, Sellersville Borough Council voted unanimously to approve the proposed development project, which will see a 50-unit age-restricted apartment building constructed on the site of the former AMETEK parking lot at Diamond Street and E. Clymer Avenue, officials said. Age restriction on the apartments means the units would be available to people 55 and older.

Construction could begin as early as later this year, provided final plans suitable for construction are submitted and signed off on by borough authorities, said Sellersville Borough Manager David Rivet.

“This proposed project has been reviewed over the past two years by the Sellersville Planning Commission,” said Rivet. “In September 2018, there was also a public hearing held on rezoning the old AMETEK parking lot to accommodate the development.”

Grace Inspired Ministries is the entity behind the development project. Grace is the parent company of The Community at Rockhill and the Lutheran Community at Telford, nearby retirement communities. When The Community at Rockhill and Lutheran Community affiliated in 2017, they collectively served nearly 800 residents and employed more than 600 people.

In a statement, Grace Inspired Ministries said that “both communities have similar missions: to provide purpose, dignity, and compassion for both residents and individuals served” – a mission that will also inform the planned new 50-unit apartment community in Sellersville.

Rivet said the would-be developer is Leon N. Weiner Associates, Inc./Arbor Management. Arbor is a full-service property management company with more than 30 years of experience – and the management affiliate of developer Leon N. Weiner Associates. New Britain-based Gilmore Associates is the engineer on the project, Rivet said.