Grading begins for memory-care center next to Village at Skyline
Grading recently began for a memory-care center to be called MorningStar at Bear Creek. The location is a 5-acre property on the north side of Lower Gold Camp Road west of 21st Street
The project will involve a “9- to 11-month construction process,” according to project spokesperson Andrew Ostransky.
He estimated the development cost at about $9.5 million. Geared for seniors suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia, the one-story facility will be 35,475 square feet in size and offer 48 bedroom areas.
The center is being developed by MorningStar Senior Living in Denver, whose “family of communities” currently consists of one in Colorado Springs, four in the Denver area and another in Pheonix, Ariz., the company's website states.
The MorningStar at Bear Creek project, which required a zone change to increase the density to 8 units an acre, was recommended by City Land Use Review and approved by City Council about three months ago.
The location is next to the Village at Skyline retirement community.
The MorningStar company was founded in 2003 by Ken Jaeger, who wished to start a “senior housing company that was defined by the human touch,” the website states.
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