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Ebenezer Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Senior Housing Complex in Burnsville

The company kicked off construction of Arbors II, a new $12 million assisted living facility at the Fairview Ridges campus.

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Last week, city offiicials and local business leaders celebrated the arrival of a new senior living complex: Arbors II at the Ridges, a collaborative project between Kraus-Anderson and Ebenezer Management Services, a Minneapolis-based senior housing provider.

On Aug. 8, the group broke ground on Arbors II at Ridges, a $12 million assisted living community at 13897 Community Drive, an undeveloped area of the Fairview Ridges Campus. Arbors II will be an addition to , an existing 44-unit senior complex. The primary purpose of the new building is to allow the organization to expand its memory care services.

"Most of our senior care buildings are full," Campus Director Erin Hilligan told Burnsville Patch . "This offers us some space to spread out a bit."

The 63-unit complex will also offer an array of new amenities including patios, gardens, four-season porch, walking paths, movie theater, library, barber/beauty shop, physical therapy area, clubroom, dining rooms, chapel, coffee shop, gift shop, lounges and a personal trainer.

The three-story building will also offer services for temporary residents who need a place to recuperate after a operation or during rehabilitative therapy. A day care for both children and adults will be on site as well, offering those enrolled a "unique intergenerational experience."

"We can't wait to see this all come together," said Susan Farr, vice president of business development at Ebenezer.

Arbors II is scheduled to be complete by spring of 2013. This is the second partnership between Kraus-Anderson and Ebenzer. The two companies have also collaborated on a $10 million two-story assisted living community in Orono.

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