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Lutheran Senior Services Breaks Ground on New Mixed-Income Housing Community in Bevo Mill

Lutheran Senior Services Breaks Ground on New Mixed-Income Housing Community in Bevo Mill

April 9, 2024, St. Louis, Missouri – More older adults will have access to affordable housing and services in the heart of South St. Louis City, thanks to a collaborative effort between Lutheran Senior Services (LSS), Tower Grove Community Development Corporation (TGCDC), and several partner organizations. The group broke ground yesterday on Crossroads Senior Living, a new mixed-income senior housing community in the Bevo Mill neighborhood.

The $21 million dollar project will create 64 affordable and market-rate apartments for older adults and will enable residents who have spent their lives in Bevo Mill to stay in Bevo Mill. It also serves to address the City of St. Louis’ goal of increasing availability of affordable housing and reducing cost burdens for residents. Estimated completion of construction on Crossroads is late summer 2025, and LSS will manage the community.

“Building Crossroads at this pivotal intersection demonstrates the neighborhood’s strength and progress, which will attract more capital and energize revitalization,” said Sean Spencer, TGCDC Executive Director. “Our partnership with LSS is the future for making affordable housing available and will continue to grow to meet the great needs of our community.”

This community endeavor involves multiple organizations coming together to combine efforts and further the project’s impact, helping to turn “what could be” into “reality”. Funding for Crossroads came from local and state government sources, including the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC), the St. Louis Equity Fund, and a multi-million dollar award from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Midwest BankCentre donated the nearly 2-acre property.

Other organizations involved in the project include The Community Development Administration of St. Louis (CDA), Gateway, EM Harris Construction, the City of St. Louis Affordable Housing Commission, Rosemann & Associates, Inc., Bevo Community Improvement District, Spellman Brady & Company, and the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC).

“It’s the people who make this project impactful,” said LSS President and CEO Adam Marles. “Our mission at LSS is older adults living life to the fullest. It’s my promise that when we gather again for the grand opening right here and in the years that follow, LSS will be invested in each life at Crossroads to bring opportunities to age well with purpose and fulfillment.”

About Lutheran Senior Services

Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) is a mission-driven, nonprofit network that specializes in housing, care, and supportive services for older adults 62+. With 18 locations in Missouri and Illinois, LSS serves more than 13,000 seniors a year through options that include Senior Living Communities offering all levels of living, Affordable Housing for those with limited incomes, and Home & Community Based Services. LSS builds upon more than 160 years of excellence in living out its Christian mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.

About Tower Grove Community Development Corporation (TGCDC)

The Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation (TGCDC) is a consolidation of Grand Oak Hill Community Corporation, Southwest Garden Housing Corporation and Shaw Neighborhood Housing Corporation. The three organizations have served the community for more than 40 years. As a combined entity, TGCDC continues the tradition and supports the area’s growth as a real estate-related community development corporation by promoting responsible development, Tenant Screening, Housing placement, affordable housing development, and diverse character and vibrancy in Saint Louis City and beyond. Through local development and community progress expertise, TGCDC serves as a resource to neighborhood residents, buyers/renters, developers, real estate agents and business owners.

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