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Village Cooperative of Crow Creek featured on the Paula Sands Live Show

Village Cooperative of Crow Creek Sales Manager, Elyce Billany, discusses a new and exciting lifestyle option coming to the Quad Cities with Paula Sands!

New housing for seniors

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Cooperative style living planned for 2015


A new style of retirement community is coming to Lee’s Summit, where residents don’t rent but join a cooperative, buying a share in their apartment building.

Village Cooperative of Lee’s Summit is a 50-unit, three-story project that developers plan to build east of Lee’s Summit Medical Center on Battery Drive. Read More

Village Cooperative of Burlington – Bob and Judy Testimonials

Listen to our Village Cooperative of Burlington members, Bob and Judy, discuss their thoughts on the benefits of the new lifestyle they’re going to enjoy at the Village Cooperative!

4 more testimonials to watch!

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“Our Stories” by Village Cooperative of Clinton Members

Albert Lea man enjoys living at Village Cooperative housing near Goose Lake

Red Mershon stands on his patio that overlooks Goose Lake. — Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

By: Kelli Lageson – Albert Lea Tribune

For Red Mershon, the Village Cooperative in Albert Lea has been a great home, and the other residents are like a big group of brothers and sisters.

Mershon has lived at the Village Cooperative since 2006. This past year he was named treasurer, so he’s been busy signing checks and watching the finances. He’s not sure if he will continue serving on the board, but he has enjoyed it. Read More

Sioux City Village Cooperative formally breaks ground

Ground Breaking Pic
November 24, 2013 12:00 am  •  Sioux City Journal

SIOUX CITY | The Village Cooperative formally broke ground Tuesday on its location near the intersection of Indian Hills Drive and Lafayette Street.

The new cooperative for adults ages 55 and older is set to open in the fall of 2014. Construction has started on the three-story village, which will consist of 44 new homes. Sales began in May 2012. Read More

Earth moved for Village Cooperative project

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35-unit building for senior living expected to be up by fall 2014.

By: Rex L. Troute

Ground was broken Monday on the long-anticipated Village Cooperative complex, being built near the intersection of Cambridge Street and Mason Road on Burlington’s southwest corner. An official ground breaking ceremony will be held Nov. 21st on the 5-acre site where the new cooperative for adults, 55 years of age and older, will be constructed. Read More

Number of Minnesota housing co-ops surging ahead of nation

By: Bob Shaw –

Duane and Claudia Doran knew growing old was inevitable.

But lonely? Never.

That’s why they became part of a Minnesota trend, joining a housing cooperative for senior citizens. Read More

Construction begins on Cedar Rapids senior living co-op

$12.8 million senior living complex will go up at Boyson Road and Creekside Drive

Work continues on a new $12.8 million senior living complex on Boyson Road NE at Creekside Drive NE in Cedar Rapids.

Ground was broken in January for Village Cooperative of Cedar Rapids. The three-story complex, scheduled to open in 2014, will provide 65 homes for seniors 55 years of age and older on a 4-acre site.

Village Cooperative will feature a community room with kitchen, guest suite, club room, reading areas, outdoor planting areas, wood working shop, creative arts room, fitness center and underground heated parking with car wash. Read More

Why we enjoy living at the Village Cooperative in Marshalltown

When we were asked why we enjoy living at the Marshalltown Village Cooperative located at 915 West Merle Hibbs Blvd, here are some of the reasons we gave:

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Volunteers plant flowers at North Iowa Events Center

MASON CITY – Sun-dappled Village Cooperative volunteers planted flowers at the North Iowa Events Center last Friday in preparation for summer activities and the July 10-14 North Iowa Fair. Strong winds buffeted volunteers Audrey Huff, Ruth Graf, and Shirley Petersen and threatened to dislodge flowers from the planter before they were firmly patted into place. A flowering crab tree in full bloom also vied for attention at the northeast corner of the All Seasons Building where the planter is located. Volunteers will water and maintain the planter’s contents throughout the season. The flowers were donated by Menard’s. Read More

Pinnacle Prairie project ready to take off in Cedar Falls

By: Pat Kinney –

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Rome wasn’t built in a day. The same is true of Pinnacle Prairie.

It’s about 780 acres. It has the potential for up to 1,500 dwelling units, equal to a tenth of the city’s households. It could hold commercial development worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

It’s been 10 years in the making. Only about one-third of the acreage has been developed. Some proposals were opposed by neighbors. Progress was slowed by the 2008 economic downturn.

But now a confluence of events, including the completion of a main thoroughfare through the area, could lead to an explosion of development. Read More

Contractor Chosen for Village Cooperative Complex

Posted May 5th, 2013
Burlington Hawkeye

Merit Construction will build 35-unit facility off Mason Road.

Real Estate Equities Development, LLC announced Merit Construction of Cedar Rapids will be the general contractor for the new Village Cooperative complex in Burlington.

Merit Construction has an extensive history in the construction industry in southeast Iowa including Burlington. The contractor recently build the new Edward Stone Middle School on Mason Road just to the west of the future Village Cooperative location.

The Village Cooperative of Burlington will consist of 35 new homes. Owners will have the choice of one-and two-bedroom, single-level homes that range from 899-1,489 square feet of living space. Each home will be completely maintenance-free and each includes a laundry room, storage area and a private balcony or patio. Read More

A ‘family’ atmosphere: Village Cooperative opens to the public

By Scott Levine
Herald Associate Editor
The Clinton Herald

April 24th, 2013

CLINTON — Area residents on Tuesday got to see what Nancy Rockwell has known for a month.

Rockwell moved into the Village Cooperative on March 22 and, since then, the sense of family and community has infiltrated the walls of the three-story, 44-unit structure at 1160 14th Ave. Northwest, Rockwell said.

A former renter, Rockwell, along with other members, showed off the building to guests Tuesday during an open house. Despite the steady stream of rain pouring outside, several onlookers packed inside to get a glimpse of what Rockwell and other members were eager to show off. Read More

Housing facility on way to completion

By Scott Levine – Clinton Herald
Associate Editor

CLINTON — The Village Cooperative may not be 100 percent done just yet, but the finish line is in sight.

Project Manager Shane Wright said residents have started moving in to the new senior housing complex, and all that remains to be completed is landscaping.

“I would say the inside of the building is 99.9 percent complete,” Wright said. “We’re finishing up some last minute punch list items. Read More

Village Cooperative brings new type of senior housing to Sioux City

March 31, 2013 12:00 am  •  NICK HYTREK

SIOUX CITY | A new senior housing project aims at “actively independent” folks — those who don’t need assistance but still want to own their own home without worrying about taking care of ongoing maintenance.

Village Cooperative of Sioux City will be the first cooperative housing project in Sioux City, offering residents a chance to own a share in a cooperative corporation that will finance and operate the facility. Read More

The Village Cooperative of Sioux City Announces Local General Contractor – L & L Builders Co.

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The Village Cooperative of Sioux City has announced that their general contractor will be L & L Builders Co. of Sioux City.  “They have an extensive history in the construction industry and I am extremely confident that they will do an excellent job as the general contractor. We are excited to have a local contractor on board!” said Andrew Schaefer, Project Manager from Real Estate Equities Development, LLC. Read More

The Village Cooperative of Cedar Rapids Breaks Ground!

Cedar Rapids, IA – On Tuesday, January 29th at 11:30 am, the Village Cooperative of Cedar Rapids, IA will break ground at its location near the corner of Boyson Road and Creekside Drive in Cedar Rapids. The Village Cooperative began sales for the new cooperative in October 2011 and is over 70% sold. The new cooperative for adults 55+ is set to open in early-2014. Read More

Housing Complex Nears Completion

Village Cooperative is to be ready for residents in March

By Natalie Conrad – Herald Staff Writer

CLINTON — Seniors eagerly awaiting the opening of the Village Cooperative need not wait much longer as the community facility for active adults plans to open its doors in March.

The project that has had multiple delays is on track and homes are filling up fast. Read More

50-unit Indian Hills seniors complex gets council OK

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Village living on the horizon

Firm marketing 44-unit building, easy living to those 55 and older.



A new way of living for the 55-and-older crowd is making its way to Burlington in the form of the Village Cooperative. Real Estate Equities Development, a St. Paul, Minn., real estate development and property management firm, has been marketing the project for three or four months in the river city with plans to start construction in spring 2013. Read More

Officials break ground on Cedar Falls senior housing complex


A new multi-million dollar senior housing complex broke ground in Cedar Falls Thursday.

The Village Cooperative is being built in Pinnacle Prairie. The 55- plus housing development will include 50 senior aparments. More than half of the homes have already been sold.

Developers say the project will help meet growing demand for senior housing in a unique way. Read More

Senior living cooperative groundbreaking held


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — According to his wife, Bill Rugger has been “a basket case” waiting for construction to begin on the Village Cooperative of Cedar Falls.

The couple was one of the first to hop on board with the senior housing complex in 2010, and Rugger is known to regularly drive past the Pinnacle Prairie site to check on progress.

“Yesterday, three times,” Kay Rugger said. Read More

New senior housing complex breaks ground in Cedar Falls

Written by Kera Mashek, Multimedia Journalist


A new multi-million dollar senior housing complex broke ground in Cedar Falls Thursday.

The Village Cooperative is being built in Pinnacle prairie, near Orchard Hill Church.  The 55-plus housing development will include 50 senior apartments, more than half of which have already been sold. Read More

Village Co-op of Asbury

From: The Golden View – July 2012
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Senior Citizen Housing Option Offers Community Feel

By Kristin Demery and Kirsti Marohn, USA TODAY

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – June Berry had no intention of moving when she received a card in the mail advertising an open house for a senior cooperative housing complex.

Curious, she and her husband decided to take a look around. During the visit, they met another couple from England who invited them in for tea and cookies. Read More

Senior Cooperative Housing Community Planned on Northside

June 15, 2012 2:05 pm  •  By Dolly A. Butz

A multimillion dollar cooperative housing project is in the works that will offer Siouxland seniors a different kind of place to call home.

Village Cooperative of Sioux City plans to build on a vacant, wooded lot at 1400 Indian Hills Drive, directly south of First Covenant Church. Read More

Beautifying Events Center

By: Laura Bird

MASON CITY — Village Cooperative residents were busy Tuesday afternoon beautifying the North Iowa Events Center with geraniums, petunias, dusty miller, vinca and other flowers.

“The idea is we do it now and it should be at its peak for the fair,” said Doris Smith, one of five volunteers planting flowers. Read More

New Life for Old School

By: Jill Johnson

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Village Cooperative groundbreaking celebrated

By Natalie Conrad Herald Staff Writer


CLINTON — Community leaders and future residents of the Village Cooperative gathered Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the community living complex for active adults, 55 or older. Read More

Village Co-op can be a good alternative to owning a condo

Hiawatha Gazette

March 12th, 2012

Village Cooperative, a new housing development for those 55 or older, is coming to N.E. Cedar Rapids. Read More

Senior housing eyed at Pinnacle Prairie

Thursday, January 12th

By: Tina Hinz  -

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Senior Living Community Opens in Alexandria

By: Emily Reppert – KSAX-TV

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KSAX) – The Village Cooperative in Alexandria held its grand opening on Thursday.

The former elementary school has been transformed into 28 homes for seniors. Sales Coordinator Hugh Myers said The Village is a community for people 55 and older looking to start the next phase of their lives. Read More

Bringing the Service to the Veterans

By: Kurt Ullrich

November 12th, 2011 – Marine Corps League conducts a Veterans Day ceremony at the Village Cooperative of Asbury.

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Earth is Moving at the Village Cooperative of Cedar Falls!

They may only be doing soil samples, but there is still earth being moved for The Village Cooperative of Cedar Falls and that’s all that matters! For more information call Diane at (319) 266-1111 or email . Read More

Cooperative celebrates year in Asbury

Residents own shares in and govern the 50-unit senior housing complex in Asbury, IA. Read More

Earth is Moving at the Village Cooperative of Clinton!

If you feel the earth moving, it’s not an earthquake… It’s everyone in Clinton doing a happy dance all at the same time! They may only be doing soil samples, but there is still earth being moved for The Village Cooperative of Clinton and that’s all that matters! For more information call Tracey at (563) 242-9000 or email Read More

The Village Cooperative of Clinton – A Senior Housing Cooperative

By: Tracey Minnick
Sales Coordinator

The Project

The Village Cooperative of Clinton will consist of 44 new homes.  Residents will have the choice of expertly designed one or two bedroom, single level homes that range from 899 to 1,489 sq. ft. of living space.  Each home is completely maintenance-free and each includes a laundry room, storage area and a private balcony or patio. The Village Cooperative will be located right behind Fareway on 14th Ave. NW.  A sign is positioned on our site to give an architectural rendering of the finished design.

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Cedar Falls Senior living co-op to go up in Pinnacle Prairie development

Adults 55 and over who want to combine a retirement lifestyle and home ownership will get a chance for that when the Village Cooperative of Cedar Falls opens. Read More

The Village Cooperative of Clinton Site Sign is up!

We are all so happy to see that our sign is up now!! Read More

The Village Cooperative of Cedar Falls Site Sign is up!

Our site sign is up! Village Cooperative of Cedar Falls will be constructed in the Pinnacle Prairie area off Greenhill Road.   Read More