SAINT PAUL, Minn. (May 18, 2023) — Local civic and business leaders, senior managers and staff of Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), and community residents and friends gathered yesterday for the dedication of Marvella senior living community in Saint Paul, Minn. The community is PHS’ newest senior living community, located at 825 Mount Curve Blvd.
The dedication ceremony marked the completion of construction to meet the needs of a rapidly growing senior population. Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter expressed his gratitude to PHS for its commitment to creating a vibrant senior community within Highland Bridge, the 122-acre redevelopment of the former Ford automobile plant.
“In a relatively short period of time, we in this city went from, ‘Oh, my gosh, how can we live without what was here before,’ to ‘Oh, my goodness, how did we ever live without what we’ve got here now,’” said Carter. “Presbyterian Homes, it has taken an enormous vision and an enormous team to make this happen.”
Part of a master-planned community in the heart of the Highland Park neighborhood, Marvella is Saint Paul’s premier senior living community for those seeking an active lifestyle, supportive services, compassionate care and a deep sense of community. It offers independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments as well as supportive services for older adults.
Lisa Albain, Marvella senior development manager for Senior Housing Partners, the PHS development arm, stated, “Marvella is a remarkable achievement born out of collaboration, shared vision, unwavering dedication and fortitude. It stands as a testament to the remarkable power of what happens when people come together and decide to focus on one goal to accomplish something monumental.”
Addressing Marvella residents, Albain said, “Marvella is more than just a physical structure. It is a symbol of new beginnings, personal stories and the pursuit of fulfilling lives. Today we celebrate the courage to embrace the unknown and create a haven for you to live your story.”
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Marvella amenities include a bistro, a fitness center and pool, surround-sound movie theater, salon, club rooms, chapel/community room, library/learning center, dining room, pet spa and dog run, bike garage, outdoor terrace with grilling station. It is also near the Highland Bridge civic plaza that includes outdoor parks and water features.
Marvella is owned and managed operated by Presbyterian Homes & Services, the nation’s fourth largest nonprofit senior living community provider.
Marvella is comprised of two separate buildings, connected by a pedestrian skyway. “Terrace 1” includes 105 senior independent living apartments, 40 assisted living apartments and 40 memory care apartments. “Terrace 2,” located across the street, is the companion property and includes 115 independent living apartments.
Designed for seniors seeking an active lifestyle, Marvella is conveniently located within walking distance to retail, parks, walking paths along the Mississippi River, a medical clinic, grocery store, public transportation and more.
Chandler Hulke, campus administrator at Marvella, thanked residents for making Marvella their home.
“To all the lovely people who reside at Marvella … thank you for your faith in this community and for bringing this community to life over the last seven months,” Hulke noted. “It warms my heart to see the connections that have been made, the groups forming, common interests being shared and to hear the conversation and laughter throughout the campus all hours of the day. This is priceless and what life in community is all about.”
The project was designed by Ryan Architecture + Engineering, Inc. The general contractor was Ryan Construction. Both are divisions of Ryan Companies US, Inc., of Minneapolis. Lead lenders included UMB Bank, Bloomington, Minn., and Sunrise Banks, St. Paul, Minn. Other financing partners included: HRA of the City of St. Paul; Associated Bank, Minneapolis, Minn.; Choice Bank, Golden Valley, Minn.; Minnesota Bank & Trust, Minnetonka, Minn.; Center National Bank, Litchfield, Minn.; Central State Bank, State Center, Iowa; Citizens Independent Bank, St. Louis Park, Minn.; First State Bank and Trust, Bayport, Minn.; and Highland Bank, Minnetonka, Minn.
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Mary Hoffer or Nicole Stenstrom, housing advisors at 651-344-2000.