Senior development on Meadowbrook property planned to house 300

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A senior living complex planned for the new Meadowbrook residential area is likely to hold 300 residents.

Legend Senior Living, the anticipated builder, gave a glimpse of how the units might be constructed on eight acres of the planned development at the southwest end of the new Meadowbrook Park that is being negotiated by Prairie Village on the site of the Meadowbrook Country Club. The development is proposed to have 120 independent apartments, 120 assisted living and memory care apartments and 90 apartments in a rehabilitation center, according to Tim Buchanan of Legend.

The development cost would be approximately $80 million. It would have a four-story presence to the interior of the property, but would present a lower profile on the Nall Avenue and 95th Street sides. The service entrance would be off 95th Street. Although, it is anticipated that only 90 of the 300 residents would drive, structured parking will be built below the building. Buchanan said the senior housing development could be built in 18 months from breaking ground to finish, but could be done in one year.

“We are comfortable we can fill it,” Buchanan said when questioned by council members about the number of senior housing developments planned for the area. He said the development will attract people from beyond Prairie Village. Cities need to keep seniors, and their money, in the community, he said. Adult children will want their parents living close to them, he said, which makes housing in Prairie Village more attractive for families and professionals. Growth for demographic groups, other than seniors is flattening, he said.

The rates for apartments are expected to range from $2,600 to $6,000 per month for independent living, $3,500 to $6,500 per month for assisted living and $250 to $350 per day for rehabilitation. The Meadowbrook development is anticipated to have townhomes, single family residences, apartments and a small hotel in addition to the senior living complex.

VanTrust Real Estate is the property owner. The first construction could be started by next spring. Details are still being worked out for the financing of an 88-acre park on the north end of the property.

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