Bethesda to Develop $18M Independent Living Community in Victoria, Minnesota

VICTORIA, Minn. — Watertown, Wis.-based Bethesda Lutheran Communities will break ground this month on Bethesda Cornerstone Village Victoria, an $18 million integrated Christian-focused community for active seniors and independent adults with a developmental disability. The project team includes Kraus-Anderson as construction manager, QPK Design as architect and the Lutheran Church Extension Fund.

Located at 1501 82nd St., the 52-unit property will cater to seniors and individuals with an intellectual/development disability who live independently. The new facility will be situated on the site of a Bethesda intermediate care facility, which is obsolete and now vacant.

Cornerstone Village will offer apartments and villas that will integrate people with a disability with adults of all abilities 55 years and older. Up to 25 percent of units will serve persons with a disability. Overall, the more than 83,000-square-foot facility will include 15 townhome units and 37 apartments with underground parking.

Bethesda Cornerstone Village Victoria is slated to open in July 2020. The company intends to expand the concept by building additional Cornerstone Village locations across the country, with each facility tailored to the needs and demographics of the local communities.