Co-developers MorningStar Senior Living and Confluent Development have broken ground on a new senior living community in West Des Moines, Iowa. With an anticipated completion of November 2017, and an information center onsite by March 2017, the project will open under the name MorningStar Senior Living at Jordan Creek, delivering 85 suites for assisted living and memory care.
Located at South 60th and Village View Drive, the 71,643-square-foot development will feature 56 suites for assisted living and 29 suites devoted to the individualized care of those with memory impairment.
“We’re excited to bring an offering to West Des Moines seniors and their families unlike anything else in the area,” said Matt Turner, Managing Partner for MorningStar. “MorningStar at Jordan Creek will be an artfully designed community, incorporating the latest technology and boasting beautiful grounds and amenities, all in a convenient location within Jordan Creek.”
MorningStar at Jordan Creek will offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, ranging from 340 to more than 1,200 square feet on two stories along with a variety of common areas and courtyards.
“This project will help fill a true need for seniors in the growing West Des Moines community,” said John Reinsma, Vice President of Real Estate for Confluent Development. “The high-quality development will allow seniors to continue to live in and engage with the community they’ve worked in, raised families in, and call home.”
MorningStar’s 18th ground-up development, this project represents another joint venture between affiliates of MorningStar Senior Living, a Denver-based senior living developer and operator, and Confluent Development, a Denver-based development and investment firm.
“We are thrilled to be entering the Des Moines community as we begin construction on a first-class senior living center,” said Marshall Burton, Confluent Development President and CEO. “This project represents our seventh joint venture with the award-winning MorningStar Senior Living team, and we couldn’t be more proud of our partnership’s continued success.”
Residents will enjoy executive chef-prepared meals in restaurant-style dining, a 24-hour bistro, fitness center, theatre/chapel, salon, daily life enrichment, housekeeping and linen service, concierge and scheduled transportation. As their health dictates, assisted-living residents will be offered personalized assistance with the activities of daily living through 24-hour staffing and full-time licensed nurses.
“Our homes are acclaimed for their graciously appointed spaces that foster community, where residents can thrive spiritually, physically, intellectually and socially,” said Ken Jaeger, Founder and CEO of MorningStar. “With this new MorningStar community, residents can remain in their familiar neighborhood, close to family and friends.”
On June 23, Ernst & Young awarded Jaeger its Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Healthcare and Life Sciences category in the Mountain Desert Region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Rosemann & Associates of Denver is serving as the architect for the new development, and Thoma-Holec Design of Phoenix is the interior designer.
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