The ribbon was cut and doors were officially opened at Capital Greene, a premier senior living complex in Elm Grove. The new apartments provide affordable and convenient housing for the growing elderly population in Wheeling.
Frank Traugh and his wife drove by the same construction site for months. Little did they know, they would be some of the first residents inside that building–that they now call home.
“Oh, its beautiful it’s really really great. Everything that we need, especially for my wife with her legs–we have washer dryer, we have a disposal, everything is close. So, when they planned this they probably had Jenny and I in mind,” said Frank Traugh a resident of Capital Greene.
That personal feeling is what Jeff Woda and his company wanted, a special atmosphere for senior housing.
“A Grandchildren’s playroom upstairs, we have an exercise facility. We really tried to make the outdoor picnic area really special down at the end of the building. And especially by saving the very large tree that was onsite. So we think we have done some unique things so it’s not just typical affordable senior housing,” said Jeffrey Woda, president, WODA Group.
And even with all the amenities, the primary goal for the complex was affordability.
You figure with what we’re paying now and what they’ve given us with all the stuff that I’ve mentioned, you go any place else outside of Wheeling and you’re going to pay some pretty big bucks,” said Traugh.
After living at Capital Greene for a short time, Frank said other residents and building staff have really made it home sweet home.
“They’ve built more than a building here they’re building a family. And everybody that comes in is very nice they are very, very cordial, friendly. And when you get into a place that’s got 11 floors you’re going to miss somebody, here you’re not missing anybody,” said Traugh.