UPDATE: Assisted living facility planned for land behind Bible Center Church

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UPDATE 6/7/17 @ 4:50 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The city of Charleston is a step closer to a new assisted living care facility after approval on Wednesday by the Municipal Planning Commission.

Plans will next head through the building permit process for the facility, planned on Peyton Way.

On Friday, Bible Center Church Executive Pastor Lee Walker told WSAZ that the church had entered into a purchasing agreement with a developing company in Virginia.

The company is looking to purchase nine acres from the church to construct an assisted living facility along Peyton Way.

The four story, 190,000 square foot facility would include 90 independent living units, 64 assisted living units and 32 memory care units.

Walker says if everything is approved, they hope to see the building completed in a year.



ORIGINAL STORY 6/2/17
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- If plans are passed through the city of Charleston, there could soon be a new assisted living facility in the area.

Bible Center Church Executive Pastor Lee Walker tells WSAZ that the church has entered into a purchasing agreement with a developing company based out of Virginia.

The company is looking to purchase nine acres from the church to construct an assisted living facility along Peyton Way.

The application for construction is on the city's Municipal Planning Commission agenda for June 7. It requests to construct a four story, 190,000 square foot facility.

The building would include 90 independent living units, 64 assisted living units and 32 memory care units, according to the planning commission agenda.

Walker says the purchasing agreement is contingent on the city approving the project. He says if everything is approved they hope to see the building completed in a year.

Walker says the facility would bring 100 jobs to the area.



 
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