MEDINA, Ohio — Ohio Masonic Home has unveiled plans for a new independent living neighborhood at Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC), a 229-acre continuing care retirement community in Medina, about 30 miles south of Cleveland.
Named The Palmary at Western Reserve Masonic Community, the new neighborhood will be a three-story, 273,000-square-foot expansion that includes 99 independent living apartment homes and a new common area with multiple dining venues, a fitness and wellness facility, a multipurpose room for gatherings and activities, and a beauty salon/barbershop.
In addition to the construction of The Palmary, Western Reserve Masonic Community is renovating 55,000 square-feet of common areas located in the existing independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing neighborhoods.
Construction of The Palmary is expected to begin mid-2020. Construction partners include RDL Architects, RDL Interiors, McHenry & Associates, Mistick Construction, GPD Group and POD Design. Greystone Communities is serving as the development consultant.
The Ohio Masonic Home recently invested $1.8 million into renovating apartment homes and the dining facility at WRMC’s sister community, Springfield Masonic Community. Development costs for The Palmary were not disclosed.
The Scripps Gerontology Center predicts that over 25 percent of Medina County residents will be 60 or older by 2020 and 31 percent will be over 60 by 2030, according to The Ohio Masonic Home.