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November 26, 2013

Aledo council OKs new care center


The Aledo City Council moved forward Thursday on a proposed assisted-living facility to be built in downtown Aledo. 

Silver Ridge Assisted Living will offer memory care services for residents, as well as assisted living and independent living beds. 

Keith Kithsiri said he and his business partner, CPA David Keener, have had a facility in Colleyville for four years and are currently building an assisted-living facility in Southlake. 

The proposed facility, described earlier in the year as a $5.5 to $6 million project, will be located on 4.8 acres of land off Old Annetta Road and near the railroad tracks. 

Sixteen memory care beds, 28 assisted-living beds and 16 independent-living beds are planned, the council was told. 

Prompted to get into the business by his own experience with his parents, Kithsiri said they want to provide care in a small, home-like environment and expect to offer amenities such as a chapel, transportation, a beauty shop, a gazebo, an exercise room, walking trails and a library.  

Kithsiri estimated the business would create 50 to 55 jobs. 

No member of the public spoke during the public hearing, though Kithsiri and others involved in the project fielded questions from the council about the planned facility. 

The council voted unanimously to amend the Aledo Future Land Use Plan from commercial to planned development, rezone a tract of land from residential, commercial and downtown business to planned development and approve the conceptual plan.

Councilmember Jean Bailey recused herself from the discussion and vote.

The council also specified that they want the material used to compliment other buildings downtown. 

Builder Randall Sears said they will next bring detailed site plans, a detailed landscaping plans, architectural plans and a replat request to city officials.

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