Kansas City Star Posted on Thu, Aug. 11, 2011
Retirement community planned at Briarcliff
By KEVIN COLLISON
The Kansas City Star
A family-owned retirement home operator from Topeka is planning a 170-unit development for seniors at the Briarcliff development in the Northland.
McCrite Plaza Retirement Community expects to begin construction late this fall and have what will be called McCrite Retirement at Briarcliff open by spring 2013. It will include 130 one- and two-bedroom independent-living apartments and 40 assisted-living units.
McCrite Plaza Retirement has operated a similar senior development in Topeka since 1977.
“The mission of the McCrite family has always been to provide the most attractive setting and the most supportive care for seniors,” owner Pat McCrite said in a statement.
McCrite Plaza Retirement cited the amenities of Briarcliff, including its shopping center and residential developments, for choosing to build there.
“By focusing on beautiful and enticing community space, We anticipate that residents will experience a lifestyle of a much larger environment than their individual private spaces,” McCrite said.
Financing will be provided by CoreFirst Bank and Enterprise Bank. Briarcliff Development is the developer. The contractor is Neighbors Construction Co.
The McCrite project is the second senior development to be announced recently for the Northland. In May, Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development began building an 80-bed assisted-living center called Benton House at Shoal Creek.
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