Major housing project planned in P-burg

Miller-Valentine Group Announces Press Conference for Worthington Creek Apartments in Parkersburg, West Virginia

PARKERSBURG A multi-million-dollar senior citizen housing project will be announced today in the city of Parkersburg, officials said.

A press conference will be held this afternoon with representatives of the Miller-Valentine Group, the city and Community Resources Inc. for the development of Worthington Creek Apartments, an affordable apartment home community designed exclusively for adults 62 and over, according to a release from the group.

Worthington Creek is projected to create more than $3.1 million in income for the local economy, including wages for workers and revenue for local proprietors, small businesses and corporations. Worthington Creek will generate 54 new jobs during construction, the group said.

The project will begin in late 2014 with completion slated for summer 2015.

The property will include on-site management, a community room for resident events, a business center with computer work stations, a media/gaming room for resident entertainment, as well as many other amenities you would expect to find in an upscale home, at an affordable price: gourmet kitchens, brand new energy-efficient appliances, large walk-in closets, and a laundry room which includes a full-size washer/dryer and of extra storage.

The project was funded by the Parkersburg/Wood County HOME Consortium. The consortium contributed $100,000 to the project from a low-interest loan. The consortium’s investment is helping meet the need for affordable housing for adults 62 and over in the region.

Read the story in The News and Sentinel on Thursday.