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October 2017

One year ago the cover of the Fall 2016 Horizons featured the groundbreaking for the new Learning & Wellness Center. This year we are celebrating passing the mid-way milestone in making this new center and apartments a reality. We have been blessed this past year with good weather, safe construction and abundant generosity that has surpassed our expectations.

In early August, residents were joined by business partners and team members for a “Topping Out” celebration. It marked the last roof truss being put into place. Anyone was welcome in the weeks before the celebration to sign their name or write a blessing or gratitude on the truss itself. As hundreds watched, the truss carrying the well wishes of many was ceremonially put in place.

“With cold weather coming soon, we are thankful to have the roofs, walls and windows in place,” said Director of Construction Services Chris Kennel.

During the past few months, in addition to the completion of the windows, walls and roofs, the exterior siding and stonework projects have begun and are well underway. Interior walls are framed and installation of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems is proceeding. Drywall installation is beginning.

Looking ahead to November, earth removal will take place to the create the new indoor swimming pool and spa.

Connections: A Campaign for the Learning & Wellness Center has reached its minimum goal of $3.2 million. Campaign Chairpersons, Connie Stauffer and Elvin Kraybill, recently expressed gratitude for the many generous donors and announced a “New Challenge” to cover even more of the $11 million total project costs. “Going beyond the original goal will save Landis Homes future financing costs and will provide an opportunity for even more individuals to be part of this exciting time in our history,” said Stauffer.

The current and future residents who have reserved the 22 Crossings apartments in the first phase have selected their options and are anticipating a move into their new homes in the spring of 2018.

In September, Director of Residency Planning, Sarah Short, and her team began taking reservations for the 33 apartments in phase 2A, which are projected to be completed in October of 2018. Of those apartments, 75% are reserved and reservations are continuing on the remaining apartments.

Sarah says, “We continue to take priority deposits for the 24 apartments phase 2B that should be completed in the summer of 2019.”

To find out more about the new Crossings apartments, contact Sarah Short, Director of Residency Planning at sshort@landishomes.org or 717-381-3549.

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