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Masonic Villages plans 48 townhomes near Elizabethtown Amtrak station

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A rendering shows the proposed Townhomes at Sycamore Square.
A rendering shows the proposed Townhomes at Sycamore Square. - (Photo / )

Masonic Villages plans to add 48 new senior-living townhomes to its sprawling Elizabethtown campus.

The local retirement living giant hopes to build the proposed Townhomes at Sycamore Square next to the Sycamore Square marketplace, a growing business complex on Masonic Villages property across the street from the Elizabethtown Amtrak station.

The townhomes, made for people over the age of 60, would each range from about 1,200 to 1,400 square feet in space and offer one-level living, two bedrooms, smart-home technologies, a patio or balcony and attached private garage. 

Masonic Villages officials plan to hold pre-marketing seminars for potential residents over the next several weeks. If they find enough interest, construction could start in spring 2018, with residents moving in by late 2018.

The project is one of several recent developments for Masonic Village at Elizabethtown.

The campus plans to soon unveil 72 new cottages and is continuing to seek tenants for the Sycamore Square marketplace, a commercial development anchored by four renovated stone buildings. The development opened to outside tenants about eight years ago and will include offices for some of Masonic Villages' home health and hospice services, as well as a pharmacy that will be open to the public, by early 2018.

Masonic Villages is still looking for tenants for one of the original stone buildings. It also has space available in Sycamore Square for new construction.

With about 1,800 residents and 1,500 employees, the 1,400-acre Elizabethtown campus is the largest of Masonic Villages' five locations, all of which are in Pennsylvania. 

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Mark August 20, 2017 2:42 am