Regional Leaders Break Ground on Metro Landing of Swansea

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New Development Provides Transportation Options and Independence for Older Adults

SWIDA, Bywater Development Group and Bi-State Development recently broke ground on the $10.9 million Metro Landing of Swansea, a development that will introduce senior apartment living immediately adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill. The transit-oriented development (TOD) project will feature a handsome three-story building with 62 affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments for older adults seeking an independent lifestyle. With convenient access to MetroLink and the MetroBikeLink trail, residents will be able to easily reach restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, recreational locations, employment centers and medical facilities throughout the bi-state region. The groundbreaking ceremony event featured brief remarks, light refreshments and shovels in the dirt” to mark the official start of construction.

WHO:

James Nations, chairman of the Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA);

Mike Lundy, executive director of SWIDA;

John Nations, president and chief executive officer of Bi-State Development;

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin;

Illinois State Senator James Clayborne;

Illinois State Representative Jay Hoffman;

Swansea Mayor Mike Leopold;

Mary Kane, board member for the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), and

other stakeholders and guests.

WHAT:                      

Groundbreaking for Metro Landing of Swansea, a transit-oriented senior housing development adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station

WHEN:

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at 9:30 am

WHERE:        

Swansea MetroLink Station

236 Metro Way

Swansea, IL 62226

Photo Above: Various partners and stakeholders take part in the official groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction for Metro Landing of Swansea. Pictured from left to right are: Aaron Burnett, principal, Bywater Development; John Nations, president and CEO of Bi-State Development; David Dodson, principal, Bywater Development; Illinois State Senator James Clayborne; James Nations, chairman of the Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA); Illinois State Representative Jay Hoffman; Swansea Mayor Mike Leopold; Mary Kane, board member for the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA); John Langa, vice president of economic development for Bi-State Development, and Mike Lundy, executive director of SWIDA.

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