Officials broke ground Oct. 27 for Chateau Waters, a resort-style senior living complex that will be built next spring in Sartell, south of the PineCone Marketplace near Pinecone Road.
A grand opening is planned for the summer of 2016.
A project of the St. Benedict Senior Community, the development will include 72 units of one and two bedrooms and a wide range of amenities, including a wellness center and spa. There will be indoor and outdoor areas for gardening, cooking, walking and socialization with friends and family. There will also be dining, shopping, fire pits, grilling areas, a theater, an indoor pool, a bistro and a media center. Other outdoor amenities will include a pickle-ball court, walking paths, a putting green and outdoor exercise classes.
All of the units will feature natural elements such as wood, glass and stone, as well as balconies and fireplaces, ample storage, washer-dryer and full kitchen.
Those who broke ground with golden shovels Oct. 1 were officials from St. Benedict’s Senior Community and its parent company, CentraCare; as well as representatives from Welsh Construction and the City of Sartell.
RSP Architects is the architectural firm chosen for the project. Construction will be under the direction of Welsh Cos., a commercial real-estate group.
St. Benedict’s Senior Community in southeast St. Cloud is home to more than 500 people. It has a 43-bed unit that specializes in Alzheimer’s care, 110 long-term care beds, 63 assisted-living apartments and 175 independent apartments.
Officials prepare to break ground for Chateau Waters, a senior living complex in Sartell. From left to right are David Larson, director of facilities management for CentraCare; Darwin Bonn, St. Benedict’s Senior Community operating committee member; Nancy Ferche, SBSC operating committee member; Alanna Carter, RSP director of Environments for Aging; Linda Doerr, vice president of Senior Service for St. Cloud Hospital and CEO of SBSC; Bill Krake, Welsh Construction president; Mary Degiovanni, Sartell city administrator; Robin Theis, SBSC administrator for Housing and Community Services; Sister Kara Hennes, OSB, coordinator of Monastery Health Services at St. Benedict’s Monastery and St. Cloud Hospital Board chairperson; Sartell Mayor Joe Perske; Craig Broman, president of St. Cloud Hospital; and Terry Pladson, president and CEO of CentraCare.