New Project Begins with Prayer
One of the most significant events of Fairmount’s 50th year was the Prayer Dedication Service held Monday, July 23, launching the new Wheat Ridge Apartments project. Attendees included Fairmount residents, members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, team members, and future Wheat Ridge Apartment residents.
The program began with a welcome by Fairmount President/CEO Jerry D. Lile. He first introduced Fairmount Board Chairman Ken Burkholder, who spoke about the value of this expansion project, noting that Fairmount’s commitment has always been to people, not about growth. By adding a second apartment building, Fairmount will be able to serve a greater number of residents with high-quality care, benefitting the entire community.
Jerry then introduced DJ Risk, the fourth-generation president of Paul Risk Construction, of Quarryville, Lancaster County, PA. DJ is a familiar presence at Fairmount, having overseen two of our prior projects.
Before calling on Fairmount Chaplain Paul Gehman for the prayer, Jerry explained the purpose of the Prayer Dedication. “We want to honor our commitment to pray first in all of our endeavors. Since the inception of this project about two years ago, we have been seeking God’s wisdom in our many decisions. We continue to pray for wisdom as well as for everyone’s safety–construction crews, residents, and staff alike–as we live and work amid construction for the next 14 months.”
The service concluded with Jerry and DJ each turning over a shovel full of dirt to officially begin the new project.
Wheat Ridge Apartments Project Underway
The new Wheat Ridge Apartment project is underway! Paul Risk Construction began work July 24, launching the 4-story, 45-unit building in the space between the Wheat Ridge Personal Care building and the Home Messenger/Muddy Creek Farm Library (the site of Fairmount’s annual Benefit Auctions). To learn more and follow construction progress, please click here.
The building, designed by RLPS, will offer 11 apartment floor plans, each with its own private patio or balcony. Sizes will range from a 510-square-foot studio to a 1,416-square-foot, two-bedroom unit with two full bathrooms. Each apartment will have a patio or balcony, and common areas in the building will include a gathering room with a full kitchen, a dining room, library and wellness room. Storage areas will be available on the lower level.
Many of the apartments have already been reserved. However, you still have time to secure an apartment. Please contact Mitchell at 717.354.1810 or mitchellh@FairmountHomes.org to arrange a personal meeting and learn more about the new apartments.