A new senior living complex is coming to St. Joseph after a two-year delay.
Americare Senior Living first announced plans for a $11 million senior living facility in March 2017.
Americare purchased 48 acres on the southeast corner of Gene Field and Bishop roads with plans to construct an assisted-living building with 30 units, a building for memory-care patients with 32 units and an independent-living building with 14 cottages in February 2017.
The St. Joseph City Council approved redistricting of the land and a conceptual development plan for the facility’s northern part consisting of the 76 living units in July 2017.
At the time, construction was expected to begin at the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018, with a completion date in 2019. The reason for the delay is unclear.
A building permit for the $14 million construction of Field Pointe Senior Living by Americare on Gene Field Road was issued in June 2019. Americare confirmed the senior living facility will be built, but no other details were given.
Americare is a family-owned business that operates in five states with the majority of their business being done in Missouri. Senior Vice President Pat Cokingtin told News-Press NOW in March 2017 that Americare felt a new product was needed in the community.
“We have found a lot of success to bringing the smaller footprint to St. Joe,” Cokingtin said. “We feel we can offer our consumers a nice choice there.”