“Village of Fountains” Overflows with Benefits for the Entire KCK Community
As part of their long-standing community development efforts, Loretto Commercial Properties joined forces with Community Housing of Wyandotte County, Inc. (CHWC) to build a non-profit assisted living facility in central Kansas City, Kan. Loretto Commercial and CHWC identified the need of long-time residents with low- to moderate-income for a high-quality campus that would allow them to remain in the heart of the city and transition smoothly by maintaining much of their routine. “The Village of Fountains senior living campus will address that issue” assured CHWC Executive Director Michael Avery, “by allowing older adults to age in place as well as provide the Central Avenue Corridor with an attractive development, which it hasn’t seen in years.”
Village of Fountains anticipates the needs of the seniors it houses with benefits including a health and fitness facility, modern rehabilitation center and memory care operations. 59 units are dedicated to assisted-living while 20 additional units are available to those who prefer to live independently, facilitating an easy transition should an independent senior grow to need or desire assisted living. Both units have access to nursing care, one of the many perks that Village of Fountains includes.
With a budget of $8 million, Village of Fountains has a lot to offer its residents and Kansas City itself. The campus features 11 fountains set within park-like walking trails that accentuating its hospitable atmosphere.
The 100,000 square foot senior community is one of two development projects for the 9.2 acre plot, replacing Bethany Medical Center, which formerly occupied the site. The second chapter of the project will be a housing development and consists of a community of 22 single-family homes. The homes are designed to blend seamlessly with the adjacent senior campus.
Village of Fountains is further evidence that civic leaders like Loretto Commercial and CHWC can make a difference by assessing the needs of the community and presenting innovative, effective strategies that revitalize and strengthen the area as a whole.