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More housing coming to town

Six units for seniors expected to be built this fall

A development company will build more senior housing in Dawson County, totalling $5.2 million, which includes six units in Gothenburg.

Dana Point Development Corporation, which has constructed local housing before has received funding approval from the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

The overall development will consist of 16 senior rental duplexes (32 separate units).

In addition to Gothenburg, 20 units will be built in Lexington and six in Cozad.

Officials said each unit will be approximately 1,350 square feet and have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage.

In Gothenburg, the new duplexes will be built in the Jefferson Square area.

Several years ago, Dana Point built five CROWN homes and a spec home in the same area as well as in Cozad and Lexington.

Construction will begin in early fall.

“The amount of community effort involved to put this project together was amazing,” said Matt Thomas, president of Dana Point Development Corporation. “This was a true collaborative effort by many individuals with the end result being additional and well-needed housing for seniors.”

Deb Jensen, Dawson Area Development community development coordinator, described the project as an example of what is needed in Dawson County.

“It expands our available housing,” Jensen said, noting that public/private partnerships are critical to building rental properties that cash flow.

DAD worked with Dana Point on the housing project, Jensen said.

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