New active adult community in Eureka will cater to baby boomers with a unique neighborhood concept – St. Louis Call Newspapers
Summerville of St. Andrew’s will be welcoming its first residents later this year
When Summerville of St. Andrew’s welcomes its first residents later this year, it will mark a new direction for seniors in Eureka and Greater St. Louis. The $ 23 million development adjacent to the sister community of St. Andrew’s on Francis Place offers retirement to active older adults in an environment that feels far from being.
“This development allows us to expand our mission of service and carry on the legacy of success that has become synonymous with our organization,” said Mary Alice Ryan, president and CEO of parent company St. Andrews Resources for Seniors System, which works with Ursuline sisters collaborate on this project. “We have scoured the country for ways we can better serve this next generation of independent, active older adults. With our unique layout and topography, we’ve turned these concepts into a community that we believe will provide an unparalleled retirement experience. “
The neighborhood style development will split 96 one and two bedroom units into 24 separate fourplex cottages. These “pocket quarters” will have verandas and sidewalks that connect households. Each bag is built around a central communal space that offers amenities like bocce and pickleball courts, gazebos, and fire pits.
“Many people who are interested in our community grew up in the neighborhood. They want to know who lives next door or down the street, ”Ryan said in a press release. “These pocket quarters with their central outdoor facilities promote socialization, health and interaction, and offer residents the flexibility and convenience to come and go as they please.”
There was an emphasis on technology in each unit, e.g. B. ADT security (video doorbells, door / window security), remote access, personal monitors, health trackers, WLAN, telemedicine and a communication platform for maintenance or transport as well as activity reservations.
A clubhouse and bar in the neighborhood offer communal dining and social spaces. Here, meals are prepared by a combination of an in-house culinary team and partnerships with around a dozen local restaurants already on board to offer a variety of dishes.
“We know many active adults are working well into their traditional retirement years and others want to spend months exploring the outdoors or trotting,” added Ryan in the press release. “Summerville will support any lifestyle you want. With easy access to downtown, parks, ski and golf resorts, wineries, and nearby work and volunteer opportunities, residents can really be as engaged as they want. “
The first Fourplex is expected to be completed this summer with a phased completion plan by spring 2022. The construction partner of the development is Bingham Construction.