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(Beloit, WI) Hillary Gavan, Beloit Daily News

Beloit Senior Living, to be located in a vacant lot at 2250 W. Hart Road, will break ground in July on a 42-unit residential care apartment complex.

There is a tentative completion date of late summer 2016, according to Meghan Giese, president of Great Lakes Senior Living, the umbrella company for Beloit Senior Living LLC.

Once the facility is up and running at capacity it will bring 20 full-time jobs to Beloit. Beloit Senior Living could add up to 30 more residential care apartments and up to 40 community based residential apartments for those needing a higher level of care.

In an earlier interview, Scott Schadel, managing partner for Beloit Senior Living, LLC, said he and other developers also run assisted living facilities in Milton and Waterford, Wisconsin.

Giese said Beloit Senior Living has been looking at expanding in the area. She said Riverside Terrace is the only other comparable assisted living apartment complex in the area.

The lot at 2250 W. Hart Road is vacant, but was approved for family apartment complex consisting of 14 four-unit buildings about a decade ago.

Beloit’s Planning and Building Services Director Drew Pennington said Beloit Senior Living’s design team submitted site and architectural plans last week, so the review is underway.

The city is also negotiating a development agreement, which stipulates the details for relocating the public water and sewer mains that cross the site and conflict with the building location. Pennington said the typical review time for a project of this size is four to six weeks.

Giese said the complex will be a single-story facility. There will be 41 one-bedroom units and one 2-bedroom unit. There will be common areas including a kitchen and dining room area, offices and an outdoor courtyard.

The facility will be staffed 24 hours a day and provide up to 28 hours of individualized care per person per week. Staff can assist residents, can tailor services to each resident and can offer medication management, assisting with personal care, housekeeping and more.

“Our goal is to help people remain independent as long as they can,” Giese said.

Typically the senior living age range is between 70 and 100 years old.

Giese said Milton Senior Living has been in business for 14 years, and Waterford Senior Living has been in business for nine years. The facility will offer lots of activities and outings for residents to keep them heavily involved in the community.

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