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Kalona Gives $100,000 for Pleasantview Home Expansion and Renovation

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 6:27 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

Kalona City Council met on March 5. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The City of Kalona is giving funds to Pleasantview Home for an expansion project.

The $10 million project includes an expansion on the retirement community’s main building, and removal of seven cottage-style houses and a four-stall garage. They also plan on renovating the assisted living apartment building and the main entrance. Executive Director David Heusinkveld said at a city council meeting January 15 that they have about $1.4 million raised so far.

After a finance committee meeting was held, City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh gave the committee’s decision, “The recommendation at this time is that we allocate $100,000 of low-to-moderate income (LMI) funds that are derived from TIF (tax increment financing) to assist with the phase one project for Pleasantview, and those would be for construction purposes. So once the groundbreaking is done and $100,000 is incurred in expenses the city would then, upon receiving those receipts, make our allocations to Pleasantview.”

The city council voted unanimously Monday night to award the LMI funds. Pleasantview Home hopes to break ground on the project in the fall.