ASHTABULA – A new seniors’ apartment complex is coming to Ashtabula.

City Council on Monday evening approved an order authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Community Reinvestment Area Tax Incentive Agreement with Ashtabula Senior Housing to 50% for 10 years for the construction and operation of Chestnut Village Apartments.

Construction is expected to begin early this summer.

City Council Speaker John Roskovics said this type of housing will be appreciated by so many residents.

“It’s a good and necessary project,” he said. “It will benefit the city and the neighborhood.”

The 32-unit, two-story senior housing complex will be built at the corner of West 54th Street and Chestnut Avenue, the former site of Chestnut Elementary School, City Manager Jim Timonere said.

Low-income apartments will have one bedroom and will only be available to people aged 55 and over.

The project will include gathering spaces for tenants, including a community room with kitchenette, laundry room, fitness room and library/games room.

Chestnut Village will also provide support to its residents, such as assistance with senior meal registration, homemaking services, assistance with utility bills, wellness services and counseling services. .

The Ashtabula Area Schools Board of Education and A-Tech have been notified of the tax abatement request, Timonere said.