Construction crews have broken ground on the Bel Rae, a three-story, 97-unit senior living community in Mounds View, Minn. Located at 2330 County Highway 10, the 105,000-square-foot senior community will provide independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments.
Designed by Minneapolis-based Kaas Wilson Architects, the $14 million project is being built by Nottingham Construction of Stillwater, Minn. and is anticipated to be completed by March 2015.
The Bel Rae development, the only assisted living and memory care apartments in Mounds View proper, will feature monitoring and reporting technology, overnight guest rooms, underground parking, community room and a high-end, restaurant-quality dining room that will prepare meals onsite for the residents. The senior community will provide an activities director and a full-time nurse who is on-call 24 hours a day, and onsite visits by geriatric physicians and nurse practitioners.
“The Bel Rae exemplifies the city’s understanding of how important it is to keep seniors in their communities,” said Glen Harstad, a partner at Mounds View Properties, which is developing the project. “This generation deserves to live in beautiful places that provide excellent care and enriching activities.”
Susan Farr, vice president of business development for Ebenezer Management Services agreed.
“We love how the team embraced the best of Mounds View’s past, but created a building with a focus on the future—with all of the modern conveniences that truly create a vibrant place to call home,” said Farr.