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Building up and reaching out: new project updates

Senior Housing Partners, the project development arm of Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), is advancing our vision to provide more choices and opportunities for more older adults to live well. Consistent with this vision, our newest communities in Iowa and Minnesota will feature thoughtfully designed homes with access to additional levels of care as residents’ needs change over time. Each features a Town Center where community life will thrive. A broad array of amenities and a focus on wellness will enrich and enhance the Freedom to Live Well.

Here are project updates for 6 new communities in the making: 


Prairie Gate, Council Bluffs: Prairie Gate opened in March 2020. The campus is situated across from the Valley View Trail, connecting to nearby parks and the Council Bluffs Recreation Trails system. The prairie-style architectural design connects the interior spaces with the outdoors and reflects the surrounding natural environment.

Mount Carmel Bluffs, Dubuque: A shared ministry with the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mount Carmel Bluffs overlooks the scenic Mississippi River. In February 2021, residents moved into enriched living apartments, memory care and care center suites. A second phase will provide senior apartments and repurpose the Motherhouse to offer Town Center amenities.

HallMar Village, Cedar Rapids: PHS and Mercy Medical Center broke ground on June 24 for HallMar Village. This joint venture of the two mission-driven organizations will be an advanced, medically integrated community to provide health living — including innovative, specialized care for those living with dementia.


Lexington Landing, St. Paul: Owned by J. A. Wedum Foundation and managed by PHS, Lexington Landing welcomed residents in December 2020 and was named a “2020 Top Project” by Finance & Commerce business publication.

Flagstone, Eden Prairie: Construction is progressing on a full continuum of care anticipated to open in fall 2021. Current Castle Ridge residents will move to the new location, and the former building will be demolished to make way for other retail and housing.

Marvella, St. Paul: As part of Highland Bridge, a master-plan development on the former Ford Motor Company location, Marvella will be situated in an urban setting near retail, parks and paths along the Mississippi River.

Senior Housing Partners provides consulting and project development services to other non-profit senior housing organizations across the nation. In the future, we will share progress on redevelopment projects at existing PHS communities.

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