SLH Holdings and HME Management got an immediate start on the demolition of the former Koch School building at 410 East 10th Avenue in Milbank. According to Krista Atyeo-Gortmaker, executive director of the Grant County Development Corporation, closing on the property took place yesterday, Tuesday, August 10. Crews were onsite working today, August 11. So far, trees have been taken down and bulldozers have partially demolished the upper elementary portion of the building.
Construction on the $11 million project is estimated to be completed by November 2022. SLH-HME, a Brookings-based company, plans to erect a senior living facility which will include independent living, assisted living, and memory care units for up to 87 residents. The assisted living and memory care unit will encompass approximately 37,000 square feet and be connected to a single-story independent living area.
The independent living area is approximately 20,000 square feet and will feature around 15 one-bedroom units and five two-bedroom units. The assisted living and memory care combined will offer approximately 38 units. Depending on the level of care, amenities include a lobby, dining room, lounge, multi-purpose room, exercise room, resident laundry rooms, and an outdoor courtyard.
Based on city parking requirements, 55 parking spots are required. SLH-HME has proposed 47 above-ground parking spaces for the assisted living and memory care area and 10 exterior garage spaces for independent living residents. According to an earlier report this spring, construction materials are listed as concrete slab-on-grade, wood-framed walls, composite exterior siding, manufactured stone accents, and asphalt shingles. A 10-foot monument sign will be placed at the entrance on East 10th Avenue. Parking for visitors will also be available near the entrance.
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