VanTrust announces Dial Retirement Communities will operate senior living portion of Meadowbrook development

Site prep work continues across the Meadowbrook property on both the park land and private development.
Site prep work continues across the Meadowbrook property on both the park land and private development.

The senior housing project that was recently scuttled in Mission won’t be moving far.

VanTrust Real Estate informed Prairie Village officials recently that it had signed an agreement with Dial Retirement Communities to bring a new development to Meadowbrook. Justin Duff, director of development with VanTrust, said he expected the initial buildout of the community to include 150 to 180 units, with the potential for expansion in the future up to around 225 units.

“[Dial] has some product here locally already, and this provided the chance to move toward the critical mass they want here,” Duff said. “So this was right in their wheelhouse for increasing marketshare, and we felt really good about their knowledge of the market.”

The senior living components of the private development on the Meadowbrook site had been part of the earliest proposals for the former country club property, envisioned as the main anchor of the southwest portion of the land. Initially, VanTrust had been working with Wichita-based Legend Senior Living as the operator for the Meadowbrook senior living component, but the company backed out of the project in summer 2016.

Dial’s new plans for the project will need to get approval from the Prairie Village planning commission before groundbreaking can be scheduled.

Meanwhile, work continues apace on the multi-family and single-family portions of the private development. Duff said he expects for eight to 12 units of single-family housing to be out of the ground by this summer.