WAXAHACHIE — Work is moving forward to bring the city a new senior living community. During its Monday meeting, the Waxahachie City Council approved a resolution of support for the Mariposa Apartment Homes.

“We are a Texas-based company, and we are very intentional in our design and our ascetics. We have our own development team. We have our own construction team. Starting in 2006 we started Bonner Carrington Construction,” said Emily Protine, Bonner Carrington Community Outreach Liaison. “In 2015 we started own management team. So we have Bonner Carrington property management that is the leasing arm we maintain, and we own our communities forever.”

This resolution will allow Mariposa to apply for federal tax credits through the state, which, if approved, enables them to better finance the apartment complex. The city has shown its support of similar projects like the Country Lane Seniors located on Park Hill Drive. The resolution does not commit the city financially and only shows support of the project.

The Mariposa development contains around 250 units and features several amenities for residents. Some of these include a pool, movie theater, hair salon and barber shop, and library. The development is age-restricted for seniors that are 55 years and older.

Protine said Bonner Carrington could commit $1 million toward the infrastructure for the development.

According to the Mariposa Apartment Homes website, the company has similar types of properties across the state in such cities as Georgetown, La Porte, Houston, Saginaw, Burleson, and Amarillo. The proposed development in Waxahachie is looking to be located near U.S. Highway 287 Bypass east of ShowBiz Cinemas located on Broadhead Road.

“We have two of those developments out by the senior center right now, and if that is any indication, those are great projects. They have been very well received,” Waxahachie City Manager Paul Stevens said. “There is generally a waiting list. Look at what Marposia has done in other parts of the state. They do a great job. I think that they would be a great fit for Waxahachie.”


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