Ecumen announced last week that it is expanding in the Twin cities with the ground breaking of its second senior housing community in Apple Valley and that it will manage The Seasons at Maplewood. The $27 million Apple Valley community is anticipated to open in early 2011 and the 220,500 square foot community will have 134 apartments on four levels, including 106 one- and two-bedroom independent living and assisted living apartments, where residents can add a la carte supportive services as they want them. A memory care neighborhood will feature 14 apartments, as will an enhanced care neighborhood for residents with more intensive care needs.
Courtesy Ecumen Press Release
This facility will bring the total number of Ecumen-operated communities in Minnesota to 34 and expands Ecumen’s presence in Apple Valley and Maplewood. Ecumen owns the senior housing communities of Centennial House in Apple Valley and Lakeview Commons in Maplewood. The Seasons at Maplewood and the new Ecumen community in Apple Valley will be market-rate housing. Both construction projects are financed with HUD (Housing and Urban Development) 232 financing.
The Seasons at Maplewood is owned by Michael Pint, former senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Minnesota commissioner of banks under Governor Al Quie. Construction of The Seasons at Maplewood began last fall and the community is slated to open early fall 2010. The 130,000 square-foot community will have 150 apartments on four levels. These will include 120 one- and two-bedroom independent living and assisted living apartments and a memory care neighborhood will have 15 apartments as will an enhanced care neighborhood.