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Meadowlark officials broke ground Wednesday on a new 24-unit independent living apartment building on its main campus in Manhattan.

The Monarch, as it’s called, will be located on the southeast corner of Meadowlark Road and Meadowlark Circle. Nearly 80 percent of the apartments have been reserved with down payments. The sales process for the new building began in 2019, but the project was put on hold after the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.

“What people are looking for in retirement has and will continue to change,” said Lonnie Baker, CEO. “Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, our teams continued conversations about Meadowlark’s evolution to ensure the organization upholds its mission to meet the community needs and be a resource for the region.”

The new construction is part of a long list of campus expansion projects Meadowlark has undertaken in recent years. In July 2019, the courtyard in the main building was renovated to include new outdoor amenities. In August 2020, the restaurant and pub expansion and renovation was completed.

A new medical office building was also completed in December 2021 next to the Blue Hills Shopping Center.

(Above photos, courtesy Sarah Duggan – Meadowlark Community Relations Director)

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