By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Kansas City, Kan.—A new type of retirement community will hold its grand opening May 18 in the Kansas City metro area. The Village Cooperative of Shawnee is the city’s first senior cooperative development, the place where residents don’t rent, but join a cooperative, buying a share in their apartment building. The $11.9 million community is already sold out.
Village Cooperative is a community for active adults 55+ years of age located at 12830 Johnson Drive in Shawnee, Kan. Displayed on three stories, it consists of 53 new homes situated close to Shawnee Aqua Park, the Civic Center and Library and the Shawnee Mission Park.
“Our company started developing Village Cooperative communities in 2003 because we saw the demand for this type of dynamic lifestyle. These communities give active adults around the Midwest an excellent option of home ownership with a hassle-free lifestyle. We include the amenities they desire and all for a great value,” said Keith Jans, president of Real Estate Equities Development.
Village Cooperative of Shawnee features a community room with kitchen, club room, reading areas, outdoor gardening beds, workshop and fitness center, guest suite, garden plots and underground heated parking. The four one- and 49 two-bedroom homes range in size from 876 to 1,602 square feet and have their own laundry rooms, storage areas and private balconies. Moreover, kitchens include spacious, open floor plans with kitchen islands and all new appliances and cabinetry. Each home is completely maintenance-free and the cooperative also employs a member services manager and offers courtesy services.
Image courtesy of Real Estate Equities Development