Group with interest in O’Brien Court purchase visits Tracy

SELLING O’BRIEN COURT has been a goal of the Tracy EDA and City for a number of years. Photo / Per Peterson

By Per Peterson

A family corporation interested in the purchase of O’Brien Court spent two days in Tracy last week on a fact-finding mission, meeting with officials from the City of Tracy and Sanford as well as touring O’Brien Court and the city.

The identity of the investors has not yet been made public since no purchase has been made official and there are still many variables of a potential purchase up in the air.

“We have interest in coming in and have found Tracy to be just a healthy, warm community,” said a member of the group in town last week. “We would like to look at investing in this area. It’s nice to deal with people who are like us. It’s not about us, it’s about what’s healthy for the community. For it to be healthy for the community, we all have to be on the same page.”

The 30-unit, assisted living facility, which is owned by the Tracy EDA, opened in October 1994. Each apartment has a complete kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath and individually-controlled heating and cooling.

There are four different types of apartment styles and sizes.

Tracy City Administrator Erik Hansen said that last week’s visit was a good way for city officials to get to know the potential buyers. He said the people city leaders met with last week are very much interested in learning about the community of Tracy.

“We’re hopeful that this works out for the community,” Hansen said. “It’s certainly no secret that we’ve been looking at selling the property for a while. At the end of the day, we’re most interested in doing what’s good for the community as a whole.”