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PHS begins construction to expand Founders Ridge

Photo of Founders Ridge renderingPresbyterian Homes & Services has successfully closed financing for the expansion of Founders Ridge senior living community, located at 6600 Auto Club Road, Bloomington, Minnesota. Site preparation is in progress and construction will begin soon. Senior apartments are anticipated to be open in December 2020.

Jennifer Brodahl, Campus Administrator of Founders Ridge said, “There’s interest and excitement around this project. We all share a great anticipation to see Founders Ridge completed.” Founders Ridge was originally conceptualized in 2008, approved for construction in 2010, and the first phase opened for occupancy in 2012. Since opening, the community has experienced high demand.  “We’ve had people on the waitlist for years. Soon, we’ll be encouraging them to consider the new apartments,” said Brodahl.

The expansion project is being developed by Senior Housing Partners (SHP).  Located in Roseville, SHP is the development arm of Presbyterian Homes & Services. “Our current resident family at Founders Ridge has created such a vibrant, warm, and welcoming environment, we couldn’t be happier to facilitate the expansion of this community to serve the ever increasing senior population in the southwest metro,” said Jon Fletcher, Vice President. “We are pleased to be able to continue to minister to seniors and provide thoughtful leadership in the design, development, and operations of senior housing communities throughout Minnesota and the rest of the country,” he said.

This second phase will include the addition of two buildings attached to the main campus with 71 senior independent apartments and two separate buildings known as “The Brownstones,” with an additional 40 more senior apartments.

The building design is by Doran Architecture and the general contractor is Doran Construction, both based in Bloomington. “We are excited to lend our design-build expertise to this vital residential community,” said Doran Companies President and CEO Anne Behrendt. “Our architecture and construction teams care deeply about enhancing lives and building community as part of what we do each and every day – and Founders Ridge Senior Living Community is a project we are incredibly proud to be a part of,” she said. 

Project financing is provided by Choice Bank in Golden Valley, MN.

In addition to the new apartment homes, the project includes an expanded dining room, a larger group fitness room, more underground parking, electric car charging stations, a new staff lounge and other site improvements.

For more information about current housing options and availability at Founders Ridge, contact Dawn Harff, Housing Advisor at 952-946-2000 or email [email protected]. Visit

Watch a virtual drive-through video of the Founders Ridge expansion

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