Construction of another senior living community is officially underway in Green.
Ground was recently broken for the new Village of Saint Edward facility on Fortuna Drive. It will feature 50 independent living apartments, with the option of one bedroom, one bedroom with a den or two bedroom. There will be 48 assisted living apartments with the combination of one bedroom and studio. Finally, there will be 28 memory care units of one bedroom and studio.
Construction of the new facility is a part of the Spring Hill Development, which is owned by DeHoff Development, on the east side of Arlington Road just north of Boettler Road. The new facility will be near the Spring Hill Sports complex.
DeHoff President Dan DeHoff said the project is significant and is important to him. He said the project starts the development on the north side of the property and creates activity, spurs interest and helps them extend infrastructure. In addition, DeHoff said the project allows him to meet new people.
“This is a great project for everyone, city, Green residents, us and St. Ed’s,” DeHoff said. “We are lucky to have them investing in the area.”
Saint Edward is working with Hplex Solutions, Andrews Architects and Alpha Construction along with DeHoff on the project. Construction will take about a year and the facility will be open in late 2019.
Green Mayor Gerard Neugebauer said the project has been a long time coming and said the facility will be built on what once was Boettler Farm.
“What you may not know about the land is it has the best sunsets in all off Green,” Neugebauer said. “It is a prime location for the fireworks at Portage Lakes.”
He also said some of the best soccer in the area is played on the nearby fields.
Saint Edward engaged with a company to provide a feasibility analysis, which supported it coming to Green.
“We also felt that we would be of great service bringing our faith based, not-for profit organization to the city of Green,” said Annette Walters, director of Marketing for the Village of Saint Edward.
She said running a non-profit organization is important for them and putting residents first and foremost is their goal. Their motto is “people before profits.”
“More than anything we want our residents to feel loved, safe, secure and treated with dignity and compassion,” Walters said. “We want to meet our resident’s emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Our organization will have a chaplain as well as a resident priest that will live on our campus.”
The Village of Saint Edward has been operating in Fairlawn since 1964 and also has a new location in Wadsworth.
This story was also published in The Suburbanite. www.thesuburbanite.com