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Construction is expected to be finished by May. Hoff said the facility can’t open its doors until there’s a final state inspection. Depending on the state inspection, Hoff said it is hoped that Vernon Acres Senior Living will be ready for tenants by the middle of June at the latest.
The facility includes four studio apartments, four two-bedroom apartments and 24 one-bedroom apartments. In addition, there are two guest rooms – one on each floor – where tenants’ out-of-town family members can stay for a small fee. “It’s a nice added option that we can offer (people),” Hoff said.
Vernon Acres Senior Living also features a large lounge on the second floor, a second-floor fitness room, and two lounges on the first floor (one of which has a laundry room nearby with four sets of washers and dryers and folding stations for each set). The lounges have stone fireplaces and counter space where bar sinks are located for hosting special events and get-togethers. There is a dining room that can accommodate 40 people, and a community training room, which, Hoff said, may be available for reservations sometime in the future.
“I really tried to look at the little things people may like, not big money things,” Hoff said, referring to such things as the laundry room features.
Hoff said the rooms are spacious. “We wanted to make sure there was no wasteful space; there is still ample storage. We tried to pay close attention to that.”