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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 | 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
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
$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.
Published in Ames Tribune Newspaper
By: James Heggen
At more than 50 percent reserved, a proposed senior living complex is hoping to break ground soon in Ames.
Village Cooperative is a planned 50-home development to be built to the south of Coldwater Golf Course. The project is estimated to be about $10 million, said Elin Herman, Sales Manager for Village Cooperative of Ames.
Right now, more than 50 percent of the units have been sold, nearing the 60 percent threshold required to begin construction, which they hope to start this fall, and be completed by that following fall, Herman said. Read More
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
By: Pat Kinney – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Posted May 5th, 2013
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
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
By Scott Levine – Clinton Herald
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
March 31, 2013 12:00 am • NICK HYTREK email@example.com
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 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
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
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
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
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -
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
By TINA HINZ, firstname.lastname@example.org wcfcourier.com
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
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -
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
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
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
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
Watch our KCAU TV news coverage of the new Village Cooperative coming soon to Sioux City!
March 12th, 2012
Village Cooperative, a new housing development for those 55 or older, is coming to N.E. Cedar Rapids. Read More
Thursday, January 12th
By: Tina Hinz - email@example.com
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
By: Kurt Ullrich
November 12th, 2011 – Marine Corps League conducts a Veterans Day ceremony at the Village Cooperative of Asbury.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Read More
Residents own shares in and govern the 50-unit senior housing complex in Asbury, IA. Read More
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 email@example.com Read More
By: Tracey Minnick
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.
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
We are all so happy to see that our sign is up now!! Read More
Our site sign is up! Village Cooperative of Cedar Falls will be constructed in the Pinnacle Prairie area off Greenhill Road. Read More