Summersville Hopes to Capitalize on Recreation With Town Home Development Project

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — Summersville could one day be home to a town home community designed to accommodate two groups of people: senior citizens and families that use Summersville Lake and the New River Gorge for recreation.

Extreme Enterprises has begun planning to build more than 70 town homes in a 10-acre community just off of Route 19.

“It’s probably a three to five year plan,” Cade Vogelsong, Project Manager/Business Manager for Extreme Enterprises, said following a presentation to the Summersville City Council. “There’s a lot that’s involved with it. Just getting the ground running is really what it’s all about.”

Voglesong said that it may be an odd combination, but senior citizens who no longer can deal with the upkeep of owning a home mixed with people looking to own a home to use when they visit the area for recreation is their ideal demographic.

“It’s weird to kind of throw those two together, but that’s really in a nutshell–that’s West Virginia,” he said. “It’s a relaxing place. It’s got a high senior citizen population in the state.”

It’s also about making sure that they meet the needs of the community. This project is residential, said Vogelsong, but they plan to make sure that the governing bodies have input on how best Extreme Enterprises can work to make it a place the community can be happy with.

“We want full community buy-in to the project, and we’re going to develop it around the community and what it’s best know for with recreational uses,” he said. “It’s just a beautiful, quiet town to live in.”

Their next step is to get the Planning and Zoning Board to approve the development of the project.