SHAWNEE, KS - The Village Cooperative of Shawnee, a senior housing cooperative, announced its grand opening for the first senior cooperative development in the Kansas City metro area. Located at 12830 Johnson Drive in Shawnee, KS, the Village Cooperative is a community for active adults 55+ years of age who want a maintenance-free lifestyle with the financial benefits of home ownership.
Senior housing cooperatives began in the 1970s in Minnesota. There are over 115 senior cooperatives in the U.S., mostly found in the Midwest. There are currently 24 Village Cooperatives either operating, under construction, or scheduled for construction in the next year and can be found in five different states in the Midwest.
"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, LLC.
The 3-story Village Cooperative consists of 53 new homes located in a convenient location close to shopping, established neighborhoods as well as many other services and amenities supporting these neighborhoods, such as the Shawnee Aqua Park, Civic Center and Library as well as the popular Shawnee Mission Park. The community features beautifully decorated gathering areas including a community room with kitchen, club room, reading areas, outdoor gardening beds, workshop and fitness center in addition to a guest suite and underground heated parking.
Featuring expertly designed one and two bedroom homes that range from 876 to 1,602 sq. ft. of living space, each home is completely maintenance-free and has its own laundry room, storage area and private balcony. Well-equipped kitchens include spacious, open floor plans with kitchen islands, all new appliances and cabinetry to suit their personal style.
The cooperative also employs a Member Services Manager and offers courtesy services.
As a cooperative, the members control all aspects of ownership. There is no other senior cooperative in the area that offers the convenience and easy lifestyle available at Village Cooperative.
Village Cooperative communities are developed by Real Estate Equities Development, LLC, a Twin-Cities, Minnesota based real estate development and property management firm with its roots dating back to the 1970s. Over the past decade, Real Estate Equities Development has developed over 30 projects comprising over 1,400 units with a value of $250,000,000 in urban, suburban, and medium-sized Midwestern communities.