It’s a group Chapel Hill rarely gets the chance to serve.
At least, that’s what Town Council member Ed Harrison seems to think.
Plans for a new development targeting senior citizens drew positive reactions from Town Council members at their meeting Monday.
The proposal, made by Epcon Communities, would create 65 single family homes on three parcels of land comprised of 2301, 2201 and 2209 Homestead Road.
The development, Courtyards of Homestead, could include a clubhouse, yard services and a community pool.
The council members said they appreciated the proposal targeting a section of the population that they think is underserved in the town.
“I’m glad to see this because there really isn’t anything like this within Chapel Hill,” Harrison said.
Joel Rhoades, vice president and general counsel for Epcon, said the company was attracted to the town due to the growing number of older citizens wanting to downsize.
“We saw a lot of people that want to stay in Chapel Hill as they get older, but want to downsize from their larger homes to single story homes that are more manageable,” Rhoades said.