MIDLOTHIAN — Midtowne Assisted Living broke ground at its new site located across from Frank Seale Middle School on Nov. 14. The living center celebrated with contributors of the project, investors, the mayor and 28 future residents who have already paid deposits to live there.

Civitas, which owns Midtowne, has another location blocks away on 9th St. and after experiencing a need of senior living in Midlothian, owner Wayne Powell thought another location was only necessary.

Community relations director for Midtowne, Sarah Zambrano, mentioned the city conducted a study that concluded the City of Midlothian welcomes 200 families a month. Therefore, it would only be practical to create another location for seniors to live.

“With the success that we’ve had there, we realized there is such a need for senior living, not just in Ellis County but in Midlothian,” Zambrano said.

The luxury-lifestyle residency will include 45 units for assisted living, 102 units for independent living, 18 units for memory care. Single-story cottages will be dispersed on the nine acres.

Zambrano said people have told her to expect a “cruise-ship lifestyle” with the living center having everything a resident will need without leaving.

She mentioned an in-ground pool, bistros, dog parks, walking and biking trails, exercise rooms, event rooms and even a theater will be provided to residents and more.

“It’s going to be pretty grand. If Civitas knows how to do anything it’s definitely giving seniors what they deserve as far as quality of life,” Zambrano said.

Powell added, “The great thing about this property is that it will serve the active adult and then as they age and need additional care services, we can provide those services on through. It allows a full aging concept. So you don’t have to leave this community.”

The expected completion time of the project is spring 2019.