County officials get tour of new COA

A team of St. Joseph County officials was led earlier this week on a building tour of what will eventually be the new headquarters for the Commission On Aging.

Rivers Enrichment Center and Residence, the still-under-construction redevelopment of the former Three Rivers Inn received high praise from the team that included county commissioners, administrator Teresa Doehring and clerk Lindsay Oswald.

The tour, led by COA director Tim Stoll, featured a look at one of the 38 one-bedroom units as well as one of the eight two-bedroom residences. Stoll said the one-unit spaces are 700 square feet and cost $725 a month to rent. The two-bedroom offerings are 1,200 square feet in size, feature two bathrooms and rent for $850 a month.

Water, utilities and garbage service are included. Residents, who must be 60 years of age or older, are responsible for their own cable and internet services.

Stoll said as of Wednesday, 28 of the facility’s 46 residences have been spoken for.

The former hotel, which closed in November 2005, is on an eight-acre property on West Broadway Street and was built in the late 1960s.

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