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Methodist Retirement Communities, a not-for-profit senior living organization, has announced plans for the development of a new senior living community in College Station. The organization anticipates a mid-to-late September closing on the purchase of 12 acres of land located off Texas Highway 6 Frontage Road near the Christ United Methodist Church. Plans for the yet-to-be named community initially include 72 independent living condo-style flats, 24 assisted living apartments, and 18 memory support suites, with room for future expansion.

“This development will be unique in the College Station market. We will offer a design for independent living that includes large flats in three five-story buildings — each with four stories of flats, and structured parking at ground level,” says Ron Jennette, president and CEO of Methodist Retirement Communities. “Plans for this community reflect the ever-changing demands of what today’s older adults are seeking as a retirement option, and we’re excited to be developing this active community in College Station.”

Each of the five-story buildings will have six flats per floor with a common living room and kitchenette on each floor. There will also be on-site assisted living apartments and memory support suites. The entire community will feature a clubhouse with restaurant, outdoor living spaces, and dedicated space for activities, fitness, and wellness programs. Residents will also enjoy maintenance, housekeeping, and transportation.

“This new community is carrying on the tradition of our other successful Methodist Retirement Communities that include Crestview Retirement Community in Bryan and others in Texarkana, Lufkin, Huntsville, La Porte, and League City,” adds Jennette. “We’re committed to offering older adults an engaging, social and maintenance-free lifestyle, while helping them plan for their future and providing security for their family.”

Development of the community is in the beginning stages, with marketing and sales getting underway in the months ahead. Methodist Retirement Communities will obtain all necessary city approvals for its new independent living flats, as well as create an Information Center to provide prospective residents with community design plans, floor plan options, and sample finishes.

The College Station city council recently approved tax-exempt bond financing for the development. Once the independent living flats are 75 percent reserved, Methodist Retirement Communities will finalize securing construction financing and begin building, with a projected completion date in or before 2018.

“This is a significant investment in the College Station area,” says Jennette. “The economic benefits of new construction will provide new spending and construction jobs, and we will also create additional career opportunities on our campus. This project will be yet another example of our commitment to the betterment of the region.”

For more information on Methodist Retirement Communities, visit mrcaff.org.