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Construction nears end for $15M Country Meadows retirement community

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Construction on the Country Meadows retirement community on Newlins Mill Road West in Forks Township is expected to be finished this summer.

Construction is advancing on the fourth Greater Lehigh Valley campus for Country Meadows Retirement Communities.

Construction is advancing on the fourth Greater Lehigh Valley campus for Country Meadows Retirement Communities.

The family owned and operated business started construction of the campus in November 2014 at 175 Newlins Mill Road West in Forks Township near Easton.

The construction company ECI Construction, based in Dillsburg, York County, is building the $15 million campus on more than 21 acres and should be finished by June.

Once complete, the site will serve more than 100 residents with independent living, personal care and memory care services and bring jobs for about 75 people in management, personal care, dining, therapists and fitness instructors.

The Forks site in Country Meadows could become a sister campus to other Country Meadows locations, such as Bethlehem, said Sharon Dusky, a marketing director for the Forks site.

Hershey-based Country Meadows’ other Greater Lehigh Valley locations are Wyomissing, Bethlehem Township and Upper Macungie Township.

Country Meadows, which has been serving seniors in the Valley for more than 30 years, also chose this site because of its proximity to western New Jersey.

“There is nothing else like it in this area to serve not only the Easton area but New Jersey all the way out to Flemington,” said Terry Weber, a marketing director.

Country Meadows offers independent living units on a month-to-month basis, with a self-renewing monthly lease for residents as opposed to an up-front cost, Weber said.

“They do like the flexibility we offer; it’s community living with independent living apartments,” Weber said.

Brian Pedersen
Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at brianp@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4108.

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