Rehabilitation planned for Colonial Park Apartments

By Erin Perkins - Special to the Sentinel

POMEROY — The WODA Group Inc. is working toward a rehabilitation project of the Colonial Park apartments on Mulberry Avenue in Pomeroy.

Every apartment of the complex will receive special attention, detailed WODA officials during a meeting on Friday at the apartment complex. Tenants will gain new appliances, bathroom fixtures, windows, floors and an upgraded heating and cooling unit.

An exterior maintenance will take place as well with the fixing of screen doors, the replacing of the buildings siding, gutters, drains and roof, and the clearing of all walkways.

WODA has been involved with multiple renovations, spending up to $40,000 on each unit. Jeff and David Cooper are making Colonial Park a top priority. If they can receive four percent of their funds from OFA by the first of the year, they will begin construction in mid to late 2018.

A few tenants voiced concerns about the renovations. One tenant is adamant about the proposed changes being followed through by WODA. Another tenant insisted on not receiving a dishwasher during the renovations, but would like to receive a glass top stove and a washer and dryer hook up. Frank Fugate, acquisition manager for WODA, will discuss the residents’ concerns with his team.

WODA will be working alongside the Gallia Meigs Community Action Agency during this project.

By Erin Perkins

Special to the Sentinel

Erin Perkins is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.

Erin Perkins is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.