The Hudson City Council on Monday night agreed to amend the plan for the Red Cedar Canyon residential development to allow the conversion of a vacant condominium building into an assisted living facility.

John Klingelhutz, the current owner of the 40-unit Vista Canyon building, told the council in July that three year's worth of attempts to sell units in the building had been unsuccessful.

Klingelhutz said that he had supplied construction materials for the building, and had acquired ownership of it recently.

Apex Management Inc. of Madison is planning to convert the building into a 55-unit residential care apartment complex (RCAC) licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Heath and Family Services.

Apex Management already operates RCAC facilities in four other Wisconsin communities.

District 2 Alderman Dennis O'Connell asked if the building owner had met with members of the Red Cedar Canyon Homeowners Association to address their concerns regarding the payment of association fees.

Klingelhutz said the facility could either be a part of the association, or stay out of it, whichever association members preferred.

The change in Red Cedar Canyon's conditional use permit passed on a voice vote. No one voted against the action.