June 30th 2015 celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for Aurora on France Senior Housing, alongside Fairview, Ebenezer, Volunteers of America, Mount Development and Pope Architects. Together they are partnered on the new 227,577 sq. ft., 5-story new high-end, Senior Living and Care which is expected to open October of 2016.
Aurora on France is conveniently located in the heart of Edina near shopping, restaurants, and connected to Fairview Southdale Hospital on the corner of France Avenue and 65th Street. The facility will offer independent senior living, assisted living, memory care, care suites and transitional care. Amenities include a variety of floor plans including one and two bedroom styles, many with balconies, walk-in closets, heated, underground parking, restaurant style dining, community rooms for parties and programs, large outdoor spaces to include a patio fireplace, walking path around Lake Cornelia, fitness center with scheduled classes and wellness program, movie theater, hair salon and spa, and a bistro cafe.
Edward Farr Architects designed the exterior of the building and is the Architect of Record. Pope Architects along with Encompass Interiors is providing the interior architecture and interior design services.
The continuum of care campus is a partnership between Ebenezer and Volunteers of America. Ebenezer is managing the overall senior housing community and Volunteers of America is relocating its existing Edina Care Center residents to the Skilled Nursing wings.