Morning Pointe Senior Living and Independent Healthcare Properties said Wednesday it plans to build two new senior-care communities in Lexington.
The move will give Morning Pointe seven properties in Kentucky. Morning Pointe's parent company, Independent Healthcare Properties LCC, is based in Chattanooga.
A company news release said the new senior-care communities will cost $18 million and create 125 jobs.
Morning Pointe of Lexington East, a 55,000-square-foot building, will include 73 apartments and will be near St. Joseph East hospital on Richmond Road, south of Man o' War Boulevard. It will offer personal care and Alzheimer's memory care services.
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The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Lexington will be next to the existing Morning Pointe of Lexington, at 233 Ruccio Way, near Fayette Mall. A free-standing Alzheimer's Memory Care Center of Excellence will offer 44 apartments for those with a range of memory disorders.