Archive for Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Apartments in Basehor to accommodate seniors

May 16, 2001

John Bonee is betting that he's correctly judged the need for an adult living community.

Bonee is constructing 35 garden-style apartments just south of Basehor City Hall that are designed for people 55 and older. Site work now is under way on the two-bedroom apartments, which are owned by Bonee's Falcon Properties.

Bonee is hopeful the Basehor market can handle his development.

"A lot of older people I knew were always asking about it," he said. "I'm a builder, and younger couples I've built for were asking about places for their parents because they want them close."

The 800-square-foot apartments are being constructed on a 6.5-acre tract that will include a pond with a fountain, a walking trail and park benches.

"We toured a lot of different floor plans, and this encompassed everything that many people were talking about," Bonee said.

Already, Bonee said, 16 people are on a waiting list for the apartments. The first units should be completed in October.

"The others will follow soon after," Bonee said.

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