Beginning March 1, Serfass Construction Co. will build an assisted living facility at 2051 Bevin Drive, near Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township. The site is across from the Hyundai auto dealership.
The project, Legacy Place Cottages, includes an assisted living and memory care facility in two new single-story buildings, said Matthias Fenstermacher, vice president of Serfass of North Whitehall Township.
The $6.5 million project totals about 30,000 square feet. The assisted living facility is owned by Jah-Jireh Homes of America, a nonprofit that cares for aging Jehovah's Witnesses.
"The site was picked because of its good location, about a mile from I-78 and 309," said Darbin Skeans, chairman of the board of directors for Jah-Jireh Homes of America.
The project will be financed by a commercial bank. Skeans said the organization expects to select a bank by the end of the week.
The project should be completed at the end of the fourth quarter, he said.
The faith-based community is mainly for ministers of Jehovah's Witnesses, Skeans said.
More than 20 local trades will work on the construction of the new buildings, and as many as 50 workers will be on site daily during the nine-month build, Fenstermacher said.
"It's going to be absolutely beautiful; it's one of those projects that we are very proud of," Fenstermacher said. "It's definitely modern looking but cozy."