Springfield Masonic Community renovating 59 apartments

The Springfield Masonic Community is investing $1.75 million into renovating 59 apartments and a dining facility at the complex.

Construction on the Iredell Gardens Apartments, located at 9 Masonic Dr., will begin in early May and is expected to last nine months, said Tom Maloney, COO and CFO for Ohio Masonic Home. Maloney said renovation will take place on a unit-by-unit basis.

“Residents will be able to continue living in the units while construction is ongoing,” Maloney said.

Iredell Gardens was constructed in 2003 and has not had a major renovation since then, however minor updates have been made to the property.

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After renovations are completed, each one and two bedroom apartment will include a fully furnished kitchen, private bathroom and a balcony or a patio.

The new dining facility will offer upscale dinning options with a seasonal menu and outdoor patio seating.

The Springfield Masonic Community is a subsidiary of the Ohio Masonic Home, a non-profit organization, that has served those 55 years old and older for more than 125 years in Clark County.

Springfield Masonic offers a varity of living options and services to residents, including independent living, assisted living, 24-hour nursing care, memory care and rehabilitation and therapy.

President of Springfield Masonic Community, Tony Beradi, said the renovation project is proof of the dedication Springfield Masonic has to their residents.

“By renovating Iredell Gardens, we’re able to provide our residents with brand new, state-of-the-art one and two bedroom apartments and a new dinning facility,” Beradi said. “This will allow us to continue to be the top senior living provider in the area.”

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The updated units will continue to allow residents to live a normal life, despite whatever health care needs they may have.

“Our residents are not defined by their health care needs. We empower our residents to live the lifestyle of their choosing,” Beradi said.

The last time Springfield Masonic updated their community was in 2014 with a $15 million renovation and expansion.

The project created 65 new apartments and included a full renovation of the historic Hillman Building on the Masonic campus, as well as the demolition of two rarely used wings attached to the Rickly Building.

The 80,000-square-foot renovation created new studio, one-bedroom and two bed-room apartments as well as an on-site physician’s clinic and wellness center.

59: Renovated apartments

$1.75M: Cost to renovate apartments

9: Months of construction from start to finish

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