When MGM Development Group partner, Jeff Glover, addressed the Board of Aldermen for the Town of Jonesboro recently, he provided information that brought wide smiles and planted the seeds of eager anticipation to all in attendance.
What Glover let the panel know was that his vision of turning the wooded area to the south of Industrial Drive in Jonesboro into a state-of-the-art Senior Retirement Village had become a reality as funding for the 10.5 million dollar project had been approved by the state of Louisiana.
“We have pre-approved financing and we are working on the paperwork now to close the transaction,” said Glover. “We hope to begin construction in by the end of the year and believe the development should be open for business by late 2023.”
As the most extensive civic project in Jackson Parish since the development of Caney Lake over a quarter of a century ago, the modern retirement community will be one of the most progressive endeavors in the region.
The certified “green” community brings tremendous benefits to the parish. For the residents, who will be restricted to those 55 or older, the promise is for very economical, safe and secure housing equipped will a host of modern amenities. For the town of Jonesboro and Jackson Parish the annual, multi-million dollar contributions through additional healthcare jobs, increased disposable spending by senior citizens, and increase sales and property taxes will provide much needed stimulus to the local economy.
For an idea of what future residents can expect the following amenities will be available.
Washers and Dryers in all units
Dishwashers maintained in each unit
Ceiling fans in living rooms and all bedrooms
Smart Thermostat installed in each unit (With Wi-Fi)
Green Building or Universal Design
Patio or balcony
Community amenities will include security cameras, gated entrance, picnic area with permanent grill, off street parking and development wide Wi-Fi. Additional future plans are for a basketball court, computer center, exercise room, community garden, tennis courts, courtyard with seating, dog park or designated pet area and accessible community space.
“This is a true success story and team effort for the City of Jonesboro,” beamed Glover. “The help by Mayor Thompson, Attorney Doug Stokes, town council members and the zoning board was invaluable in making this a reality.”
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