Immanuel Lutheran breaks ground on The Cottages at Buffalo Hill

August 12, 2020 / Blog / Immanuel Lutheran Communities

August 24, 2020- Flathead Beacon, Immanuel Lutheran Communities Breaks Ground on New Facilities

August 17, 2020 Daily Interlake Article, Immanuel Lutheran Breaks Ground on The Cottages at Buffalo Hill

The Cottages at Buffalo Hill

Corner of Crestline Ave and Buffalo Hill Drive (185 Crestline Ave)

Press Release

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Subject: Immanuel Lutheran Communities Breaks Ground on The Cottages at Buffalo Hill Adding a New Housing Option for those 55+ 

KALISPELL – Immanuel Lutheran Communities held a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, August 12th at noon to celebrate an expansion to add the Cottages at Buffalo Hill, a new housing development for adults 55 and over. This single family home development adds a new option for those seeking an independent lifestyle without the hassles of home maintenance. Immanuel Lutheran’s Life Plan Community guarantees future access to healthcare on campus and offers residents a continuum of housing services as they age. The Cottages at Buffalo Hill is the latest addition in a multiple-phase campus expansion and redevelopment project which kicked off in 2015.

This new phase of development adds two patio homes, a total of four residences with attached garages and covered front porches. The homes are all two bedroom, two bathroom floor plans ranging from 1,300 sf to 1,550 sf, the largest design includes a bonus sun-room.

Residents of The Cottages will have access to all of the amenities and services at Buffalo Hill Terrace including: multiple dining venues, The Wooden Nickel Bistro and Lounge, a fitness studio, exercise room, pool, hot tub, and an auditorium and chapel.

“As Baby Boomers retire they are looking for new, more modern options and as the area leader in senior living it is important to offer new solutions,” said Jason Cronk, CEO of Immanuel Lutheran Communities.

Cronk says the Cottages will feel like home with everything from fireplaces to granite countertops, and more, but will include enhanced services like a dining plan, transportation and shopping deliveries to make life just a little easier.

“Offering single family homes really completes Immanuel Lutheran’s housing offerings and will attract those who are downsizing from the family home. This allows them to move to a fresh, new living space and puts a plan in place for their future needs. At the same time, they won’t have the worry of selling a home or downsizing at an inconvenient time,” said Cronk.

MMW Architects of Missoula, has created the design and construction plans for the expansion. Local firms JD Builders and Davidson Construction will be used to complete the site work and build.

The Cottages at Buffalo Hill will be located on the corner of Crestline Avenue and Buffalo Hill Drive in Kalispell offering neighborhood views of Buffalo Hill Golf Course. Construction of the project begins Thursday with the removal of a house original to the property.

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