Lutheran Senior Services today broke ground on the independent living addition to its Mason Pointe senior living community in Town & Country. The project will add 156 new independent living apartments and a full range of amenities for residents. The Mason Pointe campus is located along the South Outer Road of Interstate 64 near Mason Road.

The $70 million project will feature a new three-story, 390,000 square foot apartment building with underground parking and wellness center with indoor pool. It will connect with an adjacent, existing building that will be fully renovated to become a community center featuring multiple dining venues, a media room, a wellness center with pool, theatre, private dining room, game room, chapel, art studio, health clinic, meeting rooms for clubs and activities, and more. New walking trails will be added for outdoor exercise opportunities.

Nearly half of the 156 apartments have been reserved with financial commitments to date. “Strong pre-construction demand for these independent living apartments has enabled us to start building this project sooner than originally planned,” said Rita Vicary, Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Sales at Lutheran Senior Services.  “The momentum created by this project has energized us as we continue our Christian mission of older adults living life to the fullest in West County.  We look forward to welcoming our new residents and their families in the second half of 2020.”

Construction is scheduled for completion in summer of 2020.  BSI Constructors is the general contractor, and project architect is Grubbs and Associates.

Lutheran Senior Services acquired the former Cedars of Town & Country on February 1, 2016 and renamed it Mason Pointe.  With the addition of independent living, Mason Pointe will become a true Life Plan Community offering all levels of living—independent living, assisted living, memory care, long term care, and short stay rehabilitation services.

Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) is a mission-driven, not-for-profit network that specializes in housing, care, and supportive services for older adults 62+. With 21 locations in Missouri and Illinois, LSS serves more than 11,000 seniors a year through options that include Life Plan Communities offering all levels of living, Affordable Housing for those with limited incomes, and Home & Community Based Services, which includes Home Health, Hospice, and Private Duty. LSS builds upon 160 years of excellence in living out its Christian mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.