JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Jeffersonville officials hope an assisted living facility will be a key to more economic growth.
Vivera Senior Living, a four-story, 130-unit complex, will be built at Hamburg Pike and Dutch Lane, near Spring Street, outside of downtown Jeffersonville. The 4-acre lot has been vacant for decades.
Jeffersonville City Council gave final zoning approval Monday night.
Councilman Dustin White said he hopes the complex will spur more development in a long-neglected area.
"That's always the hope, whether it's more business or more developments for people to live in an affordable workforce-type setting," he said.
The new facility is expected to bring 60 new jobs. It could be ready to open by the end of next year.
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