Senior living facility proposed for west end of Shakopee

A 32-unit assisted senior living complex could be coming to the west side of Shakopee if the city council gives the project a green light next week.

Suite Living Senior Care of Shakopee would be constructed between New Horizon Academy and the Windermere housing development along Marystown Road, just south of Highway 169.

The proposal includes 20 assisted living units and 12 memory care units and, altogether, would be nearly 21,000 square feet on a single level.

If approved, Suite Living Senior Care will join a growing corridor of development on the west end, with a new, 15,000-square-foot VA Clinic already approved to be constructed across the street on the east side of Marystown Road. Additional projects adjacent to the future VA Clinic have been proposed but not yet approved, including a 16,000-square-foot medical building and a 120-unit apartment building.

In a letter to the city, Hampton Senior Care of Shakopee Executive Vice President Jeremy Larson writes that the senior living facility will employ 25 or more full and part time staff with an annual payroll of about $750,000.

“The opportunity for the city to provide senior care options in a very demanding market well into the future is a compelling reason to approve this application,” Larson wrote.

According to Larson’s letter, memory care residents will live in a separate, secured area of the building that has a dining room sunroom, activity area, and a secure outdoor porch.

The Shakopee Planning Commission voted unanimously in favor of Suite Living Senior Care’s development on Thursday, making its next stop the city council on Sept. 15.


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