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Senior housing a better idea then empty hotel rooms

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Discussions, plans and grant research under way for additional senior housing to be located near the old Wildwood Air Force Base concern many Kenai residents. A more logical place for this additional housing is near the existing senior facility for the following reasons: central location, nearby emergency services, existing new kitchen and dining room facilities, administrative personnel, paved streets, city utilities, a park and a recreational facility.

We realize this suggestion interferes with Millennium Square proposal to build a new hotel and various retail stores; however, can we afford such lavish expenditures?

We now have too many empty hotel rooms and too many businesses struggling to keep their doors open for lack of customers, and our local Challenger Center, lacking funds, is on the verge of closing.

Can Kenai afford a Millennial White Elephant?

Mark and Anita Necessary

Kenai



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