Construction is underway once again at Park Place of St. John, and several people have already placed deposits for apartments in Phase 2, the new wing of the building. The growing retirement community tucked within the Gates of St. John neighborhood is buzzing with anticipation at the new building and new neighbors soon to join them.
Staff are now working with depositors, in the order they signed up, to make reservations. So far, nineteen residents have selected their apartments, complete with their choice of cabinets and countertops. More residents are meeting with staff to make their decisions each week. Those who made their reservation before October 31st had the benefit of a waived community fee, as well as choice of interiors, apartment plans, and garages.
Each resident is joining an already full, vibrant community. This past year, residents at Park Place have celebrated Cinco de Mayo, attended Grandparents Day at Crown Point Christian School, hosted Village Woods for a Wii bowling tournament, gone out for dinner, and gathered for a hymn sing. This is the active community that new residents will be welcomed into.
Community excitement is growing, too, as Park Place of St. John hosts events to promote the new addition to the retirement community. Depositors shared a trip to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion, toured the site in club cars, then went out to Teibel’s for a delicious lunch. After lunch, the group was invited back to Park Place to see progress on construction and learn more about SeniorFit, the exercise program Park Place implements to give residents an opportunity to exercise safely and effectively. Several other events are planned in the months to come. These events help build friendships and the sense of community that have made Park Place of St. John such a special place to call home.
Current residents are watching the new wing develop. The contractors officially began work on the site during the first week of April. Construction is moving along rapidly; the third floor was completed in October, with roof framing finished in November. The new apartments are expected to open for residents next summer.
If you’d like to come see the progress for yourself, contact us to set up a visit at PPSJ@provlife.com, or (219) 351-5200. You can also visit us online here.