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Officials break ground on new affordable senior living facility in Muskegon

Artist rendering of new Samaritas building in Muskegon
Courtesy of Samaritas
Lambert Consulting
New facility in Muskegon will be Samaritas' 2nd in the city

The 2nd senior living facility from Samaritas in the city will be built a stone's throw from downtown.

In an effort to provide more affordable senior living in the city of Muskegon, officials Thursday broke ground on a new $12 million property near downtown. The new project comes from Samaritas, a state-wide human service organization, as construction on a new facility will officially begin this month.

The new space equipped with 54 apartments for seniors 55 years and older, will live at the corner of Spring Street and Webster Avenue.

Sam Beals is the organization’s CEO. He says, as the City of Muskegon has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past few years, the need for more affordable housing, specifically for seniors has come with it, and the new property aims to fill that gap. And it’s a short walk from downtown and the water, giving seniors a quality of living that they may not otherwise be able to experience.

“Yes, it really enhances their lives in every way, it’s very safe, and stable, and secure housing,” Beals said. “And it right in the middle of a lot of activity.”

Construction is set to be completed by late of 2022.

The new facility will operate as an MSHDA tax credit community for seniors who meet income guidelines.

It will be the second Samaritas building in Muskegon and the 16th in the state.

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