Wolf Run Village to introduce new townhouses

COURTNEY HAYDEN/Sun-Gazette Pictured, from left, are Mark Pall, Traci Shultz, Jeff May, Valery McClintock, Carol May, Sterlyn May, Zebb Avery and Jason Dohl at the groundbreaking for Wolf Run Village’s new townhouses.

HUGHESVILLE — On June 20, Wolf Run Village, Route 220, announced they will be introducing independent living townhouses for those 55 years or older looking for “maintenance-free living” to their campus through a groundbreaking ceremony, Wolf Run Village said. Working on the project with Wolf Run Village is Dohl General Construction, LLC.

Since their start in 2009, adding and having “independent cottages” were part of their plans, said Traci Shultz, executive director and administrator. The one-bedroom, one-bath townhomes feature a kitchen, living room, laundry in unit and storage and have 860 square feet per unit and are not furnished. Future tenants will do their own cooking, cleaning and laundry.

There will be 29 units in total throughout five buildings. There also will be parking available outside of the townhomes and a community building with “coin-operated washers and dryers, full kitchen and large table for larger gatherings, an office and a living room … setting,” Shultz said.

There will be no outside maintenance — building repairs, grass to cut, Shultz said. Unlike Wolf Run Village Assisted Living, which “provides meals, cleaning, laundry (and) assistance with Activities of Daily Living and Medication Administration,” tenants in the townhouses are responsible for simple maintenance — cleaning and changing light bulbs. No pets and no smoking are allowed on the property. Similar to an apartment rental, larger issues will be handled by the owners.

The units are for healthy individuals with no medical problems, or for those, for example, looking to downsize and not worry about homeownership, Wolf Run Village and Shultz said. It’s also good for retirees that enjoy traveling, or for widows. The townhomes come with the safety of having someone on duty in the nearby main building.

Dohl General Construction, a proud Hughesville company, had a meeting with the state about soil erosion prior to construction, said Jason Dohl, president of Dohl General Construction. This is normal for construction to assure plans meet DEP guidelines, Shultz said.

Construction is anticipated to begin in July and should be a 12 to 14 month project. They hope to have one unit available as a model for people to see what the townhomes will look like, added Sterlyn May, owner of Wolf Run Village.

“I am excited that there will be more choices for our aging community. I like knowing that there is a safe place for people to live with staff in the main building 24 hours a day,” Shultz said.


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