The ceremonial dirt has been turned and construction is in motion on a new Intergenerational Campus that will bring consolidation to programs that cover lives young and old.
The $29 million project is developing near 43rd and Fort.
Heartland Family Service and Holy Name Housing are teaming up to remodel the old St. Richard's School.
The result will be a facility that will bring several senior and youth programs under one roof.
John Jeanetta, President/CEO of Heartland Family Service, said, “Right now we bring the seniors and youth links periodically, but they're in two different locations in town. So it's not something we can do often. But whenever we do, good things happen. So we're excited to have them in a facility where they're together all the time, so that we can really strategically and more purposefully bring those populations together so that we can see those good things happen all the time."
The new facility will more than double the space available for some programs. It should be open for residents by the end of the year.