Bethesda Cornerstone Village Victoria, an $18 million integrated Christian community living option for active seniors and independent adults with a developmental disability, will begin construction in August. Kraus-Anderson is serving as construction manager. The facility will open in Victoria, Minnesota.
Once complete, Cornerstone Village at 1501 82nd St., will be a 52-unit Christian, adult, residential community catering to seniors and people with an intellectual/developmental disability who live independently. It will sit on the site of a Bethesda intermediate care facility that is obsolete and now vacant. Cornerstone Village will offer apartment homes and villas that will integrate people with a disability with adults of all abilities 55 years and older.
Up to 25 percent of units will serve persons with a disability. Residences will further include technology that empowers independent living. Plans call for 15 townhome units and 37 apartments with underground parking, for a campus that will exceed 83,000 square feet.
Along with Kraus-Anderson serving as construction manager, the architect is QPK Design, with other key partners including the Lutheran Church Extension Fund. In addition to this latest project, Kraus-Anderson has served as the construction manager for numerous Minnesota senior living communities, including Friendship Village in Bloomington, Ebenezer Tower Apartments in Minneapolis, Engel Haus in Albertville, Good Samaritan in International Falls, Guardian Angels Riverview Landing in Otsego, Shaller Sholom Home East Campus in St. Paul, and Arbors at Ridges and Valley Ridge Senior Housing in Burnsville.
Plans call for Cornerstone Village to be open in July 2020. From there, Bethesda intends to expand the concept by building additional Cornerstone Village locations across the country. Each will be tailored to the needs and demographics of their communities.