BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – And so it begins, the Lotus Village Senior Living Community is about to become a reality.

Construction is allowed to begin on the project and the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging expects it to take 14 months to finish.

EBRCOA says, “this new development will be located in Baton Rouge’s historical Gracie neighborhood and will transform the area into a mixed-use community that is sure to attract seniors and new commerce.”

The Lotus Village Senior Living Community is expected to include what is listed below:

  • 116 residential rental home units
  • 56 individual buildings
  • CareSouth Medical and Dental Geriatric Healthcare facility
  • Geriatric Fitness Center
  • A full-service grocery market
  • Walking paths and gardens

“The need for access to safe, affordable and adaptable housing has been a frequent request of our seniors. We want the seniors of EBR Parish to know we heard them! EBRCOA is committed to serving the needs of the seniors and at the moment this is a dire need. We are excited to serve as pioneers in providing services to the aged community and we strive to continue to raise the bar. Lotus Village is a huge step in that direction and I am honored to be a facilitator as this vision comes to fruition, “stated Tasha Clark-Amar, CEO of EBRCOA.

The cost of the senior living construction project is $22 million.