In May of 2022, MGM Development Group partner Jeff Glover addressed the Board of Aldermen for the Town of Jonesboro about a vision he had of Jonesboro’s first gated retirement community. to be called Jonesboro Senior Village.
Almost a year to the day later, the vision has become a rapidly advancing reality.
A drive down Hwy 167 South, just past Industrial Drive in Jonesboro provides all the proof needed that the Jonesboro Senior Village, the most progressive housing development project that Jackson Parish has seen in years, is coming into fruition.
Work is going on in earnest as various stages of construction from land moving, grading, foundation leveling, plumbing and concrete pouring are taking place daily. Several house pads are already in place, with many more expected to be completed by early next week.
“This week we started pouring slabs for the Acadian-style cottages and the 50-unit, gated retirement community should be completed by early 2024,” said Glover. “Our construction team from Magnolia Construction Group led by Bryn Meredith has been working diligently to build the development and hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate over the summer months.”
The new retirement community will offer state-of-the-art facilities for residents 55 and older. The gated, certified-green development will have a spacious clubhouse equipped with a kitchen, large meeting room, computer center, piano and exercise room for residents to enjoy.
Glover said he hopes local churches will utilize the clubhouse for bible studies and residents will be able to use the clubhouse for social events such as bingo, potluck suppers, and family reunions.
Jonesboro Senior Village will feature a free community-wide Wi-Fi network and Glover believes over time medical clinics will offer remote medical monitoring services to residents utilizing the network. The Village will also have a full-time manager to assist residents while also monitoring security cameras deployed throughout the retirement community. More than 20% of the units will be handicap accessible for seniors with physical, hearing or audio-visual needs.
“This modern, retirement village, will offer big-city amenities with the hometown feel of living in Jonesboro,” said Glover.
While the development is several months away from being completed, you can sign up now to be put on the list of interested potential residents by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org