Lexington Landing, a new senior living community in Highland Park, opened the doors today for its first residents to move into their new apartment homes and the staff are excited to greet them. Owned by the J. A. Wedum Foundation and managed by Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS Management, LLC) Lexington Landing is situated at 900 Old Lexington Avenue South, St. Paul, Minnesota, the location of the former Riverside Elementary School. Lexington Landing offers independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments.
Jay Portz, President of the Wedum Foundation said, “We are excited to announce the opening of our newest senior community, Lexington Landing. The building adds much needed senior housing and is ready to welcome all the new residents into the building as they have waited patiently for this opening day.”
Debra Waedt, Vice President for Partnership Management, said on behalf of PHS management, “We are excited to roll out the red carpet and welcome the residents who will call Lexington Landing home. We are grateful to all who have been dedicated to design, construct, equip and bring this beautiful five story community to life. We also want to extend a special thank you to our neighbors in Highland Park who accommodated the construction and the reconfiguration of a major roadway and intersection in the process. This community is attracting many who have or currently live in the area and we look forward to all St. Paul has to offer.”
Portz added “We want to recognize the City of St. Paul and Ramsey County for their cooperation with the realignment of Lexington Parkway South to help facilitate the development of the property and provide access to our community. This road project will significantly improve traffic circulation within the neighborhood.” To develop the site, Lexington Parkway South has been reconfigured between Albion and W 7th Street. The remaining 2-block segment of the former roadway has been renamed Old Lexington Avenue South.
Among the residents are Glenn and Ann Nycklemoe who moved to Highland Park 5 years ago to be closer to family. “We love Highland Park. Everything we like is right here and we’re so pleased we can stay,” said Glenn.
The Nycklemoes have reserved an independent living apartment with one bedroom and a den. They are planning to move in mid-January. “This lifestyle really appeals to us. We’re at a stage in our lives when we want more amenities such as fitness, programs for intellectual growth, the dining room and bistro,” said Glen. “The sociability of Lexington Landing will bring more community for us than living in a regular apartment,” he said.
Glenn and Ann were introduced to PHS by many of their friends who live in other PHS communities. Ann said, “All of our friends who have lived at Presbyterian Homes have been happy. We like the consistent way Presbyterian Homes & Services runs their communities.”
They feel especially confident that with additional levels of housing and care under the same roof, Lexington Landing can offer what they may need without having to move again, even if their health needs change. “There’s great peace of mind to be in a Presbyterian Homes community where there are options,” said Glenn.
Lexington Landing offers a sophisticated urban architectural design and beautifully decorated interior space providing a full range of housing and services for the growing population of older adults in Highland Park, St. Paul and the surrounding area. Over 68 independent senior apartments have been reserved. Reservations are being accepted for the remaining one- and two-bedroom senior apartments as well as for assisted living and memory care apartments. The living options at Lexington Landing will allow residents to remain within the community if their circumstances change.
At the heart of the community is the two-story Town Center with a grand foyer and hearth. The Town Center offers an array of amenities and services, including community gathering spaces, restaurant-style dining, a bistro, style salon, library, club room, chapel/community room and wellness center. Underground heated parking will also be available to residents.
At Lexington Landing and all PHS communities, the well-being of residents, family members and staff is a high priority. Lexington Landing promotes independence while offering amenities and services in ways to prevent or limit the spread of infectious disease such as COVID-19. Robust move-in procedures are followed to ensure the health and safety of the community. These challenging times have presented opportunities to further innovate to deliver a vibrant lifestyle and great care within a socially engaging and welcoming environment each day.
The building design is by Pope Architects and the project developer is Essential Decisions, Inc
. (EDI), both based in St. Paul, MN. Project financing is through Bremer Bank in St. Paul, MN and Senior Housing Partners
is providing marketing services.
For more information about current housing options and availability at Lexington Landing, contact us.