Scott Manor Senior Celebrates Grand Opening in St. Louis County, Missouri

Scott Manor Senior Celebrates Grand Opening in St. Louis County, Missouri

Roanoke Construction, The Oakland Group, and BTWF Urban Initiative hosted a dual ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Scott Manor Phase I and the groundbreaking of Scott Manor Phase II on Friday, June 24 th . Scott Manor is a mixed-income, independent senior living community on Chambers Road in unincorporated St. Louis County, Missouri. Phase I, completed in 2019 and leased amid the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, includes 42 two-bedroom apartments for seniors 55 years of age and older, community amenity space, and commercial space totaling 1,500 square feet. Phase I has remained at 100% occupancy nearly every month since opening its doors.

Elected officials, residents of Scott, and community members joined the development team for the celebration. One of the residents, Jacqueline Richardson, 81, gave remarks at the event, expressing how grateful she is to live near her church and remain in her community. Kevin Buchek, President of Roanoke Construction, emphasized the need for affordable senior housing in North County, saying, “There’s
plenty of quality senior housing out in west county, out in St. Charles, but there’s no reason for folks in North County to have to move that far away from their neighbors.”

Once complete, Phase II will add 50 apartments for seniors 55 years of age and older. Each of the 36 two-bedroom and 14 one-bedroom units will have in-unit laundry hookups and a fully equipped kitchen. Three units will be fully accessible, and 2 units will be accessible to those with hearing or visual impairments. The project will meet Enterprise Green Communities specifications for energy efficiency, which will lower utility costs for residents and further reduce their housing cost burden. Amenities will include an elevator, secured access, a computer and technology center, a fitness center with exercise equipment, a community room with a kitchen on the first floor and additional community space on the upper floors. Forty-five of the units in Phase II will be restricted to households at or below 60% of the area median income. The remaining 5 units will be available to households of any income.

“I’m so excited to be celebrating the long-delayed grand opening of Phase I, which I’m so proud of,” says Bishop Calvin Scott, CEO of BTWF Urban Initiative, “but also it is a special blessing we’re building on this success by breaking ground on Phase II, which will allow my organization to double our impact in our community.” Bishop continued, “I am also pleased to partner with the principals of Roanoke
Construction and The Oakland Group – Kevin Buchek and Mike Duffy – because of their commitment to bringing these critical resources to my community and supporting my vision for the campus of Believers Temple Word Fellowship.”

This project is made possible by Missouri Housing Development Commission, St. Louis Equity Fund, Sugar Creek Capital, Legacy Bank and Trust, Rosemann & Associates, KH Engineering Group, Grimes Consulting, and Custom Engineering.

Scott Manor Phase II will open its doors in Spring 2023.