Independent living community planned in Oconomowoc for adults with disabilities

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A successful launch Thursday night, Oct. 28 of what will become a first-of-its-kind community in Wisconsin.

It's for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD).

The founders of the nonprofit "Journey 21" unveiled plans for an independent living community that will include an enrichment center, one and two bedroom condos and one and two bedroom cottages for an estimated 40 adults with IDD.

So far, $6-million has been raised toward the $18-million project.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for next spring or summer on land in the Pabst Farms area of Oconomowoc. 

CBS 58's Mike Strehlow emceed Thursday night's event and will feature the project on an upcoming edition of CBS 58 Sunday Morning.

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