John Knox Village, the big retirement complex in Lee’s Summit, is getting bigger — to the tune of a $90 million renovation and expansion.
The announced projects include two apartment buildings and other community amenities.
President and chief executive Dan Rexroth outlined current construction and plans at a recent meeting of the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council’s advisory board.
About $60 million will be devoted to demolition of some existing residences and construction of a new 114-unit building with apartments ranging in size from 760 to 1,350 square feet.
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The new apartments and facilities, including an aquatics center, spa, fitness center and full-service restaurant, will be in the Meadows Commons area of the complex. Openings are planned for mid 2017.
About $30 million is going toward a four-story apartment building that is scheduled to open to residents in early 2016. The 54-unit apartment building in the Courtyards Complex area includes a new restaurant, a movie theater and salon. Also underway are six new two-bedroom villas, all on the north side of the John Knox Village campus.
The nonprofit John Knox Village was established in 1970. It provides a continuum of long-term health care services on its 400-acre site. The development has about 1,300 residents.