Retirement community to open
SHAWNEE — Primrose Retirement Communities will open Primrose Retirement Community of Shawnee, 1905 N Bryan Ave., with a small ceremony Thursday at 3 p.m. followed by an open house until 6 p.m. Guided tours, refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided. The development has four townhome villas, 36 independent-living apartments and 40 assisted-living apartments.
The two-bedroom, two-bath villas have attached garages and sunrooms. One- and two-bedroom apartments come in several floor plans. Primrose also has three dining rooms, a bistro, a pub and billiards room, a chapel, library, movie theater, wellness center and an outdoor gazebo. Primrose Retirement Communities LLC is based in Aberdeen, S.D.
Lake Eufaula decision praised
EUFAULA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to rezone federal lands adjacent to Carlton Landing from “fish and wildlife conservation” to “high intensity recreation” affirms the vision of a community to enhance recreation on Lake Eufaula and bolster the local economy, founder Grant Humphreys said. The rezoning clears away any legal barriers to full development of Carlton Landing, he said.
With dozens of homes built and a public magnet elementary school in operation, “We plan to build several dozen more homes in the next year with businesses and restaurants to follow in the next two years,” Humphreys said. He said the next step is to secure a long-term ground lease of almost 700 acres of federal land, including 10 miles of shoreline surrounding the community. For more information about Carlton Landing, go to www.carltonlanding.com.