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St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors has broken ground on Summerville of St. Andrew, a new senior living community adjacent to St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka. 

The $23 million development will offer active older adults retirement living in a neighborhood-style development of 96 one- and two-bedroom units spread across 24 separate fourplex cottages. These “pocket neighborhoods” will have front porches and walking paths that connect households. Each pocket will be built around a central common space that will have amenities such as bocce ball and pickleball courts, gazebos and fire pits.

“This development allows us to expand our mission of service and continue the legacy of success that’s become synonymous with our organization,” said Mary Alice Ryan, president and CEO of parent company St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, who is partnered with the Ursuline Sisters on this project. “We scoured the country for ways we could better serve this next generation of independent, active older adults. With our unique layout and topography, we’ve transformed these concepts into a community we feel will offer a retirement experience like no other.

“Many people interested in our community grew up in neighborhoods; they want to know who’s living next door or down the street. These pocket neighborhoods, with their central outdoor amenities, will promote socialization, health, and interaction and provide residents flexibility and convenience to come and go as they please.”

The company anticipates that the first fourplex will be completed this summer with a graduated completion schedule until spring 2022. The development’s construction partner is Bingham Construction.

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