Work to Begin on Meadows II at John Knox Village

Gail BryantNew Development

John Knox Village Meadows II

This month, John Knox Village broke ground on the new Meadows II apartment building. The $18 million, 121,410-square-foot addition will tie in with the existing Meadows building, which was built in 2017.

“This is a very top-end, very nice facility,” said Jeff Wasinger, the Vice President of the Haren Companies, which is the general contractor on the project. “To be part of something that is as first-class as this project is going to be a lot of fun for us. You feel good about it when you walk away from it and it’s done.”

The four-story building will sit atop a 52-space parking garage. It will add 52 apartments with full kitchens, washers and dryers, sunrooms, walk in closets, balconies, and common spaces on each floor for amenities. There will also be ample space for residents, with floorplans averaging 1,257-square-feet per unit.

“The Meadows II project is a continuation of the redevelopment of our campus.  ‘Reimagining John Knox Village’ was a phrase we used a few years ago and still holds true today.  Our new project development has continued full speed ahead even through the pandemic.  Now more than ever, retirees are seeing the value of community and all the support possible through living at John Knox Village,” said John Knox Village President & CEO Dan Rexroth.

Haren Companies is a fourth-generation family-run general business based in Lenexa. It employs about 90 people throughout its offices in the Kansas City area. It has been in the senior living market for around 15 years and has done multiple projects for John Knox Village including the Village Assisted Living 400 wing, renovations for the original Meadows building, and a memory care unit.

“Haren has a strong commitment to senior living and sincerely wants to be a partner with us rather than being content as just a vendor/contractor.  They do quality work and bring projects in on time and on budget.  Their ongoing communication with us is outstanding,” said Rexroth.

In addition to senior living, Haren also specializes in municipal projects, fire stations, retail, commercial, historic renovation, mixed use, multifamily, and daycare. Wasinger said he enjoys working with John Knox Village because their companies share similar ethos.

“People who are ready to move to senior living are at a life transition and John Knox is successful because they care about their tenants and clients and they do it the right way,” said Wasinger.

Meadows II is expected to be open to residents in late Summer of 2022.

The Meadows II is part of John Knox Village’s redevelopment plan. To learn more about the plan, click here.