Richey Woods offers rentals for seniors in New Port Richey
NEW PORT RICHEY - Leasing continues for Richey Woods, a community for seniors that will have easy access to the adjacent New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center. Construction of Richey Woods continues at 6400 Sentry Way, between Congress and Van Buren streets and south of Massachusetts Avenue. People could begin moving into the 48 single-story villas in the project’s first phase as soon as June, said Lori Trainer, vice president of public relations for the builder, Southern Affordable Services. November is the target to complete the second phase, midrise apartment buildings with 47 units and elevators, Trainer said.Leases will range from $674 a month for one-bedroom units to $776 for two-bedroom units, plus deposits, according to Richey Woods brochures. Five floor plans range from 668 to 941 square feet. Richey Woods is the Winter Park-based developer of affordable housing’s initial effort in the Pasco County multifamily residential market. Southern Affordable Services has dozens of communities in the state, particularly in the Orlando and Tampa areas. Concord Management, based in Brandon, will operate the complex. SAS officials think there is strong demand for rental units in the New Port Richey area from people 55 and older, Trainer said in a telephone interview Wednesday. Richey Woods will offer numerous amenities, Trainer said. A select few of the first residents to sign leases could get membership to the New Port Richey recreation center. The community will have a pedestrian gate for easy access to the city facility. Pets are allowed, Trainer said. “Pets are part of the family,” she said. The units include granite countertops in fully equipped “chef-style” kitchens. Conveniences include round-the-clock online rent payment, emergency maintenance service and washer-dryer connections. A controlled-access entry gate is another feature. Many activities will be available, and an arts and crafts room is planned. See www.richeywoodsliving.com or call (727) 494-7904 for details.