In 2014, St. Mary’s Development Corporation and Pivotal (MVG at the time) identified that the community of Morton was in need of an affordable housing development for seniors in the area and with the assistance of Low Income Housing Tax Credits they could fill a void for the community. Once the tax credits were awarded and funding was in place the developers knew that renovating a eyesore of a building in the heart of Morton would have the greatest impact. The building was a closed (relocated to a new campus) nursing home. With low to no step entries, ample space for community amenities, ample parking and access to the local businesses this location was perfect. The city was happy to help the developers in every way.
With the space of the old nursing home the developers were able to offer 61 one and two-bedroom apartment homes designed for adults 55 and over. Each spacious floor plan included modern amenities you would expect to find in a luxury home, at affordable rental rates: a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, central air conditioning, and a laundry room which includes a full-size washer and dryer. The common space provides comforts of contemporary living which include a business center with computer workstations, fitness center and media room